Diane’s Story

“I came to your clinic back in December through the IBCCP program to see Dr. Riggs.  I first saw her in her McHenry office for a cyst in my breast.  Between my hesitance to have it checked, and the fact that I had not had any screenings in at least ten years, she spent most of her time talking to me and reassuring me.  I currently do not have insurance, so she told me about the free screenings at the clinic.  In the meantime, she sent me off with a prescription to call Gaver’s Cancer Center for the ultrasound she needed, and gave me information about your clinic.

From the Gaver’s Cancer Center, I was sent to the IBCCP program, and eventually to the clinic.  Everyone there is just as wonderful as Dr. Riggs had said.  I always thought of cancer screenings as just a way for insurance companies and hospitals to make money.  You all have proven me wrong.  I am so grateful to have met so many people who care.

I truly believe I was guided to Dr. Riggs, and all those who helped guide me to your clinic.  I enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and am very grateful and comforted to know I have a place to go to be sure I am in good health.  All I wanted in the beginning was to have that cyst gone.  It is still there, but I have received so much more.  Now, when it bothers me, it reminds me of all the wonderful people I have met because of it.

I have just reenrolled in the IBCCP program and am due for my next exam in July.  I am very grateful and thank each one of you for everything you do.  Looking forward to see you soon.”

Diane S.