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FOCUS ON PHILANTHROPY

C

Thankful for Compassionate
Cancer Care, Close to Home
handra and Helene Moulis have

Outside of extraordinary clinical

battled cancer together not just

care, "kindness helps a lot," says Helene.

once, but twice. The first time

"The most unique factor of the Kaufman

was when Helene had just turned 30.

Cancer Center is that every nurse, oncolo-

At that time, the Kaufman Cancer Center

gist and other care provider-from the

was not constructed, and residents of

very first person you see to the last-is

Harford County were forced to venture

upbeat and compassionate. They take the

far from home for their treatment.

time to talk with you. They are incredibly

"It was not convenient, and oftentimes

professional and have a kind way of car-

we felt more like a number rather than

ing for each patient and their loved ones,

part of a community," Chandra says.

too. It is a special place."

"This second cancer journey has been

Recently, Chandra and Helene chose

so much different for us. We both feel
that with every visit here, we have been
treated like family."
Over the past three years, the Moulises'
visits to the Kaufman Cancer Center have
included countless oncologist appoint-

to focus on supporting the ongoing
Since September 2013, Bel Air
resident Helene Moulis, shown with
her husband, Chandra, has been a patient
of the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman
Cancer Center at UM UCH.

needs of the center. "We wanted to
give back because we have received so
much goodness, support and encouragement here," says Helene. Last spring,
the Moulis family made a leadership gift

ments, treatments and consultations

referrals, nurses, lab techs, every resource

specifically to support the Breast Center

equating to more than 100 visits and

available for patients and their loved ones,

at the Kaufman Cancer Center. "In order

53 infusions.

close to home-it is invaluable," Chandra

for the Kaufman Cancer Center to thrive

explains. "With close-to-home access,

and keep helping local patients, we need

Kaufman Cancer Center right here in our

healing is better and so much easier for

our community members to offer their

community. Having support systems,

us to manage together."

support," Chandra says.

"That is why it is so vital to have the

FUNDING NEW TECHNOLOGY

Some chemotherapy agents

Ultrasound is a painless and

ultrasound (echocardiogra-

heart muscle while attack-

noninvasive test that helps

phy) provides pictures of the

ing cancer cells. This early

physicians diagnose and

heart and the flow of blood

warning system supports

treat medical conditions

within the heart.

our new cardio-oncology

without the use of ionizing

Both these machines

are known to affect healthy

program, where cardiologists

radiation (as used in X-rays),

include an innovative soft-

and oncologists can work

so there is no radiation expo-

ware that allows physicians

together to fight the cancer

sure to the patient. Captured

to see where parts of the

cells while maintaining and

in real time, vascular ultra-

heart muscle are beginning to

protecting heart function.

sound allows the physician

show signs of damage before

to see and evaluate blood

the changes have a signifi-

flow through arteries and

cant effect on heart func-

veins in the abdomen, arms,

tion. This can be especially

legs, neck and brain. Cardiac

valuable for cancer patients.

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 MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS

The Cardiovascular (CV) Ultrasound department
at UM Upper Chesapeake Health recently purchased
three new ultrasound machines at a cost of more than
$300,000, a portion of which was provided by The Upper
Chesapeake Health Foundation through generous
charitable support from our community.



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