Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

Ann Bach has “been there, done that.”

Volunteer - Ann Bach

Ann Bach has “been there, done that.”

Ann Bach has “been there, done that.”

The Regional Cancer Center volunteer uses the popular expression to succinctly summarize her experience with cancer. The Summit Township resident survived breast cancer in the late 1980s, but through the years has lost five members of her family, through which run nine types of cancer. Those experiences, said the 84-year-old retired teacher, have aided her as she provides companionship to RCC patients who come to the center for treatment.

“I can empathize with them and hopefully do some good,” said Bach, 84, a volunteer since 1993. “For me, it’s very rewarding. You never wish it on anyone, but I think having been through cancer treatment myself, I can really understand it. You have to have ‘been there, done that,’ as they say, to understand. I just love my patients, they’re so precious.”

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