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Faith and hope get me through the day.

Robert Noonan, Patient

Robert Noonan

After receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer in March 2012, RCC’s Dr. Andrew Figura told Robert Noonan “We’ll take care of you, everything will be ok.” 

With his wife and daughters calling the shots, Robert began his 44 radiation therapy treatments, driving in from Union City each day. 

“Regional Cancer Center has given me life, it means everything to me. The staff are the nicest people, I am always greeted with a smile.”
— Robert Noonan

Robert focuses on hope. “With hope you have a chance, there’s always a chance for a good ending. In life, you have faith and hope, that’s what gets me through the day.” Robert refuses to let cancer ruin his day and goes about his life as normal as can be. He can be found outside gardening every day. 

His family is his greatest support and he enjoys spending time with his wife of 53 years, his 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. 

His advice: “Don’t feel doomed, go on with your life as normal. You have today, and you’ll have tomorrow, focus on that. Don’t dwell on what could be.”