A 100-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida, 100-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 600,000 survivors of endometrial cancer in the United States today. Mildred Webert is one of those survivors who was diagnosed with advanced stage endometrial carcinoma when she was 96. This November, she not only remains cancer free but will turn 100 on November 24, 2019.

After she was initially diagnosed with cancer, Mildred was referred to gynecologic oncologist Robert Holloway, MD, at AdventHealth Orlando. While most would be upset at hearing the word cancer, Mildred continued to be in good spirits. She credits her good attitude to Dr. Holloway for providing the state-of-the-art care and expertise she needed to treat her cancer.

“Dr. Holloway made me feel confident because he had a plan and knew exactly what he was doing with my cancer. It was so funny to me to have a full hysterectomy in my 90’s and I’m glad my age wasn’t a barrier for me.” Said Mildred.

Dr. Holloway says Mildred is an amazing patient with an incredible attitude.

“Mildred is the poster child for a ‘healthy 100’ because she enjoys good health. When faced with cancer, she was able to benefit from the most contemporary surgical therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. Four years later she remains healthy and in remission and is an inspiration to us all.” Said Dr. Holloway.

This wasn’t the first-time cancer had affected Mildred’s family,. Her daughter Sally is a breast cancer survivor as well. Sally and her mother moved to Daytona Beach from Denver, Colorado about seven years ago and enjoy spending time with one another. Sally is even planning a cruise and party with family to celebrate her mother’s 100th birthday. Both mother and daughter are passionate about traveling, politics and even went to Hawaii last year.

Mildred says the secret to living a long and healthy life is simple.,

“Keep moving! Know that God is in control of our lives.”

There are many amazing, triumphant stories about overcoming or persevering during a difficult diagnosis, but each are unique in their own way like Mildred’s. If you or someone you know has been impacted by cancer, we invite you to give back in their honor. CLICK HERE

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