To this day, my mother remains cancer free, but although singularly, she only bears the physical scar of the mastectomy. Our entire family continues to manage the emotional scar from the fear, which this disease left within our home. My mother's ordeal propelled me toward a life in medicine, particularly women's health. I believe that the mother is the centerpiece in most American homes. And her physical and emotional health is vital to the state of health of the entire family. Although many conditions in medicine can only be treated after they have developed, I have a particular interest in preventive women's health issues. My mother's strength and courage have motivated me throughout the years and I hope to repay her by providing sound medical care to the lives of women that I provide medical care towards.
By Dr. Taryll Jenkins