Chris' Aspirus Story

In the spring of 2015, following a mammogram screening, Chris Finkler of Medford received a call she wasn’t prepared for. The nurse on the other end of the line said, “Unfortunately, the results are not what we had hoped.” 

Upon hearing the news that it was cancer, Chris recalls being, “Totally shocked – I didn’t think that was even on the radar for me.”

Now almost a year later Chris has undergone surgery, chemotherapy, and other related treatments, all at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

“I choose not to stay in fear, I choose not to stay in despair,” says Chris “My attitude changed from thinking I’m a victim or why did this happen to me. It was more about, OK, this is happening, this is my life – it’s still a good life and it’s my choice what I do with it.”