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New Mexico woman praises UAMS after getting sick in Little Rock

It was during a recent trip visiting her daughter in Little Rock that Tina Faber, who is from New Mexico was rushed to the ER. (KATV){ }

It was during a recent trip visiting her daughter in Little Rock that Tina Faber, who is from New Mexico was rushed to the ER.

"They did x-rays, they did an MRI, they did everything they need to do to find out what was wrong with me."

Doctors at UAMS were aware that Tina had been diagnosed a year earlier back in her home state with stage 3 lung cancer, and they were concerned that it had spread.

"Then she complained of also some vision changes and the headache so we did a scan of the brain and then we find some spots."

"Given history, suspected metastic tumor in the brain."

Dr. Efn Xia is a radiation oncologist and a member of team of doctors and nurses who now treat Tina with a comprehensive approach.

"Because it's important for us to be able to talk to each other and evaluate patients with all our expertise to make the correct recomendation, the treatment."

"You know we really do strive to have communication as a top priority and I think that shows and I think that they appreciate that."

Tina says she never had that kind of care in New Mexico and the team approach has changed her outlook on her cancer diagnosis, so much so that she believes there is no better care in the world than at UAMS, so she's moved here for the time being.

"These doctors have taken the time to get to know me and I don't have to tell my story every time you know and so that's so important ot me and tha's why I'm here and I'm here to stay until I fight this battle."

Tina says being in Little Rock away from her husband who remains in New Mexico for work is difficult, but he agrees this is where she needs to be.


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