Frank Summers
Head and Neck Cancer Survivor

"I was a typical guy. I never went to the doctor. When I felt this lump in my neck, I was really scared."

The first goal of cancer treatment is to fight the cancer. But patients quickly find their true motivation in this fight is to live and thrive, whether that means returning to the passions they pursued before diagnosis, or taking up new endeavors and setting off on new adventures.

Firefighter Frank Summers has dedicated his career to saving lives, but he turned to Dr. Jonathan Beitler for life-saving treatment for head and neck cancer. After completing radiation therapy, Summers was happy to ditch his radiation treatment mask and get back into the gear that connects him to his passion.

"Faces of Hope" is a photo essay compiled for the Fall 2014 issue of Winship Magazine. Click here to view digital edition.

Learn more about head and neck cancer treatment at Winship, visit the head and neck cancer page.


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