Patient Story

Shante ThomasFrom that day on, I've never looked back.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2014, I knew immediately I wanted to go to Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center for treatment. During my first appointment, I remember the doctors saying ‘Shanté, we are going to take our time and get this right.’


I felt a sense of relief not only for myself, but for my family members as well. It was as if the fog had been lifted and the unknown had been answered. And, from that day on, I’ve never looked back.

Fast forward to today, I’m elated, happy, and joyful to say I’m cancer free. I’m determined to support and help raise funds for the Washington Cancer Institute to find new and better ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancers. I want fewer and fewer people to face a cancer diagnosis.  I want cancer treatments to be more effective, and, lastly, I want to see and hear more success stories like mine.” 

Shanté Thomas
Breast Cancer Survivor