Melanie Begue had a moment of self-revelation when she discovered a lump on her breast in August 2019. “I have had a lot of things throughout my life that have been a little bit traumatic. I try and let things bounce off my back,” said Begue. “When I found the lump, I knew what it was. I knew it wasn’t an everyday cyst. I knew I had to stay mentally clear, otherwise I never would have been able to physically fight it.”
Aultman Hospital is the local leader in cancer care. “Aultman is the leader when it comes to cancer care, and specifically breast cancer care. We see and treat the largest number of breast cancer patients here in our community and offer the most comprehensive care,” said Tina Biasella, MSN, RN, NE-BC, vice president of Cancer Services at Aultman Hospital. Last year alone, Aultman diagnosed and treated nearly 300 patients for breast cancer.
Erin Murphy is a communications specialist at Aultman Hospital. Before joining the Aultman team, she spent nearly 10 years building library collections geared toward teens, working with teen library volunteers and planning after-school programming. She really recommends following your favorite authors on social media. Who doesn’t love to hear what is coming next? And many of them share great beloved pet pictures.
If he could do it all over again, Dr. Akbar Shah would still be a cardiologist. “If I could do it 10 times over again, it would be the same,” said the 51-year-old native of Pakistan, one of 18 physicians who make up Cardiovascular Consultants, headquartered in Aultman Hospital.
Dr. Steven M. Kelly, a general surgeon, is driven in life by a pair of passions—family and career. “It’s a continuous evolution, trying to balance my work, which I’m very passionate about, with the activities of my kids, for which I’m equally passionate.”