Patient Stories

Carrie Falter

Carrie Falter – Anal Cancer

“I was treated fabulously. Everybody at the center is professional, but not standoffish; it was a very good experience and I would definitely recommend it to others.”

Carrie Falter didn’t let her diagnosis come between her passions. An avid lover of outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, and exercising, Carrie was diagnosed with anal cancer in early May of 2014 by her local physician. Soon after, the 55-year old hospice volunteer, wife of 20 years, and proud pet owner quickly learned of our center’s treatment options and worked closely with experts Dr. Arvind Chaudhry and Dr. Karie-Lynn Kelly under the precision of TrueBeam therapy.

During her time at our center, Carrie was treated under the non-invasive TrueBeam radiation system, which uses precise image guidance and doses of radiation, which prevent cancerous cells from regenerating.

“During the treatments, the staff made everything comfortable and relaxed and the treatments themselves did not hurt,” she explains. “At first I was anxious, but as time went on, I became more comfortable because I knew the end product was going to be very good. Dr. Chaudhry is soft-spoken and explains things very well. He is kind, friendly, and very professional.”

Though she is still recovering from her battle, Carrie is very confident about her future and is glad to return to her active lifestyle. “I’m a little tired, and that’s normal, but I’m getting back into exercising and getting outside more,” she says with enthusiasm. “I’m feeling pretty good!”