Friendships Are Born in the Chemo Room | Oncology Associates

http://youtu.be/kErdbNshAnc Cancer survivors and patients talk about the friendships and encouragement they've made in the chemotherapy room during cancer treatment. The people in the room, and even the staff become an extended family. Visit http://www.oacancer.com/not-alone-chemo-room/ to learn more about what's going on in the chemo room. Oncology Associates - http://www.oacancer.com - provides personalized cancer care and treatment at two Omaha clinics as well as at cancer care clinics throughout Nebraska, including Blair, Norfolk and Holdrege. The cancer physicians of Oncology Associates include: * Stephen J. Lemon, MD * Irina E. Popa, MD * Susan Constantino, MD These cancer survivors and patients videos are produced by Dr. Stephen J. Lemon of Oncology Associates to help provide useful cancer information to cancer patients and survivors. Visit http://www.oacancer.com/oncology-video-center/oncology-associates-patient-stories/ to watch other cancer survivor and patient videos. Follow the chemo room transcript here: "People down in the chemo room, they all have good attitudes. I don't see anything there that would be depressing. I guess when I first started this I always thought that the room would be full of doom and gloom and it would be a sad environment and everyone was going to be depressed, but it's the exact opposite. Everyone in the room getting treatment is happy to be here, everybody's happy to have a second chance at life. The room is full of people, and they start singing happy anniversary. So they sang that to us, then they presented a card to us, that they'd all signed, everyone in the room, and pulled out a great big cake with strawberries on it. They're there. Now when we go out you'll say goodbye to each one of them, see you next week, that type of thing. It's so great to have the support of your peers. It's nice when you get to come in and talk to other people who are going through the same thing that you're going through. One of the things I've always said is when you're in that room getting chemotherapy, you're in a room full of people that all have one thing in common. And you talk about it, and it's therapy. When you're sitting in the chemo room, which can be a barrel of fun, by the way! You can have so much fun in the chemo room, especially when it's all girls. I remember being in there my first time and being scared, and people would joke and talk with me, and you know, they really really helped. And then you do the same thing for the next person that's never come in before. My family comes with me, my husband and my daughter in law always come along so we have little mini parties. My sister took me to chemo one time and we dressed up and we wore wigs, I had a Wonder Woman shirt and a cape, just to be silly, and we had sunglasses that had moustaches attached to them. I think everybody got a kick out of it. It's just a good feeling to know that we're all in this together, we all understand."