17 min

Spotlight on U: Need an Inspiring Cancer Survivor Story? Maybe it’s Maybelline’s Hackensack Meridian Health Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

It all started with a cough that wouldn’t go away.  Suspicious of this lingering irritation, Maybelline Hicks
went to her primary care physician hoping for relief.  Seeming to be just a cold, her doctor suggested an
X-ray to be safe.  After additional testing, the results showed that Maybelline had an aggressive case of
breast cancer.
At Southern Ocean Medical Center, Maybelline underwent a minimally invasive procedure to remove
the lesion and nearby lymph nodes.  Following surgery, Maybelline received highly targeted radiation at
Jersey Shore University Medical Center -- a balloon was implanted where the lesion had been, and
delivered radiation on the inside of her breast to the areas adjacent to the lesion, while sparing the
healthy tissue.
Healthy and on the mend, Maybelline now focuses on spreading awareness to women and sharing her
story.  She also has channeled her energy and her background in fashion into helping other women who
face breast cancer by working on a special design for a prettier bra that can accommodate the tubes
that trail out of the balloon while it’s in place.

It all started with a cough that wouldn’t go away.  Suspicious of this lingering irritation, Maybelline Hicks
went to her primary care physician hoping for relief.  Seeming to be just a cold, her doctor suggested an
X-ray to be safe.  After additional testing, the results showed that Maybelline had an aggressive case of
breast cancer.
At Southern Ocean Medical Center, Maybelline underwent a minimally invasive procedure to remove
the lesion and nearby lymph nodes.  Following surgery, Maybelline received highly targeted radiation at
Jersey Shore University Medical Center -- a balloon was implanted where the lesion had been, and
delivered radiation on the inside of her breast to the areas adjacent to the lesion, while sparing the
healthy tissue.
Healthy and on the mend, Maybelline now focuses on spreading awareness to women and sharing her
story.  She also has channeled her energy and her background in fashion into helping other women who
face breast cancer by working on a special design for a prettier bra that can accommodate the tubes
that trail out of the balloon while it’s in place.

17 min

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