Vero Lake Estates resident Sharlynn Hewitt knows a lot about breast cancer. She ought to. She’s been dealing with the disease since 2015.
And she’s far from alone.
According to Breast Cancer Statistics, a biannual publication for cancer clinicians, breast cancer is the second-most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women, with some 252,710 new cases reported just last year.
It’s also the second leading cause of cancer death among women in this country.
Upwards of 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year.
Hewitt, however, has no intention of adding to that total. She’s a fighter – and she has friends. Friends that include medical all-stars Dr. Starleen Schaffer, an internal medicine specialist, fellowship-trained surgeon Dr. Jason Radecke, and longtime Vero Beach oncologist Dr. Noor Merchant.