When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's $95,000 lifesaving treatment
Kate Weissman sits at the edge of the patient table. Her oncologist goes over her medical records and says her most recent scans show no recurrence of cervical cancer. "I am remarkably happy," says Dr. Whitfield Growdon, a surgical oncologist who specializes in personalized care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Weissman perks up and claps her hands. "Two years," she says. "We made it two years." "It's amazing," Growdon responds. "It really is."