A wonderful experience.
When paint contractor Eric Prince went in for a routine checkup with his primary care doctor, he wasn’t expecting anything unusual when a lung screening scan detected an abnormality on his lungs. After further testing, it was determined he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
“I was told I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so the next step was to find the right oncologist. With some help from my sister who is a nurse, I was able to find Dr. Bruce Gould at Northwest Georgia Oncology and get in quickly,” said Prince. “I was driving to Marietta from Madison for appointments and treatment, but it was worth it to find the best doctor.”
Starting his first treatment on December 4, 2020, he received chemo every other week for six months and handled the treatments well.
“Instead of losing weight, I gained two pounds and never got sick from the chemo,” said Prince. “I feel that my perspective and walk with Christ is what helped me navigate through this cancer journey.”
As a lay leader at his local Methodist church in Madison, Prince volunteers his time with his church and the community he lives in. His positive attitude has made all the difference. He even was a shining light to fellow patients in the infusion room.
“I knew no matter what that it was going to be OK and I felt that I could be an encouragement to other patients in infusion,” says the father of six and grandfather of three. “I also trusted Dr. Gould, my infusion nurse Brenda, and all of the other wonderful nurses and staff.”
Prince who has gotten his port out and no longer needs treatment said, “I am very thankful. I had a wonderful experience and miss seeing everyone at Northwest Georgia Oncology, but I don’t miss cancer.”