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At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, our patients are the heart and soul of our efforts to improve cancer care. Read their inspiring stories below, and learn why they chose to seek care from our team of experts.

Lymphoma survivor details mental health in cancer survivorship

Liza Patterson helps her daughter jump off log on the beach

After successfully beating lymphoma, Liza Patterson struggled with mental health as she balanced motherhood and being a cancer survivor at the same time.

“I don’t find shame in mental health. I don’t find that it’s anything you need to hide. It’s something that needs to be discussed so we can prevent things like suicide and self-harm. People need to know they’re not alone,” she said.

Read about her journey