A founding physician was not thinking about being on the receiving end of treatments
Patient Profile: Dr. Bill Brereton
As one of the physicians involved in the founding of The Regional Cancer Center in 1987, Dr. Bill Brereton was not likely thinking about being on the receiving end of the treatments to be provided there. Twenty five years later he is a survivor of multiple cancers that have been treated at RCC. His prostate cancer was treated with success in 1992. He later developed bladder cancer, the treatment for which has also led to an extended remission. Unfortunately in 2008, the same cancer required removal of his right kidney, and most recently it recurred into his left kidney, now scheduled to be removed. Enduring challenging health issues over the years, and now facing permanent hemodialysis, Dr. Brereton says his motto is "Getting old is not for sissies." The value of having a program like RCC’s has really hit home with his personal experience of cancer and its treatments.