“I trust Dr. Hanna with my life, obviously,” says Donna Jennings, a long-time patient who volunteers in Dr. Hanna’s office. “He is so compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. He’s just wonderful!”
Donna Jennings became a patient of Dr. Hanna’s in December 1998 when she was diagnosed with cancer in her left lung. The upper lobe of the lung was removed, and she did quite well until 2007 when cancer developed in the same lung. This time, she had cyberknife treatment in which radioactive seeds are placed near the cancer during a high-tech, robotic procedure. The seeds radiate the cancer without damaging nearby healthy tissue.
“I’m feeling great, absolutely great,” she says. “I feel better now than I have in 10 years.”
Jennings sees Dr. Hanna once a month as a patient and once a week as a volunteer in his office. She helps patients having chemotherapy. “I tell them that he’s the best oncologist they could find and try to bring some laughter into their lives.”
Her husband, Charles, who has been a patient of Dr. Hanna’s for 18 years, volunteers with her – but that’s another story.