“I’ve always thought that sometimes, if you’re just strong, you can break. I always say you don’t have to be strong; you have to be resilient. To me, resilient is like something that you bend, and it comes back, and it doesn’t break.”

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Medical Oncologist Dr. Patricia Rich always wanted to be a doctor. But a life-changing diagnosis shaped her career into something so much more – testing her resilience, becoming the foundation of the passion behind her practice.

Watch her heartwarming story below.

About Dr. Patricia Rich
Dr. Patricia Rich, a Medical Oncologist and Medical Oncology Director of the CTCA Lung Cancer Institute, completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of South Florida, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa and a residency in internal medicine at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. In 2005, she received the Foundation Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Rich has published on the subject of metastatic renal cancer in the prestigious Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. In addition, she has conducted research on a number of types of cancer, including malignant melanoma, advanced renal cell carcinoma, and basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. She has also researched immunotherapy extensively.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.  Stay up to date on all things CTCA! Be sure to follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestLinkedIn and YouTube or call 1-800-227-3207 for more information.