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The one hundred honoree: Richard T. Penson, MD, MRCP

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The one hundred honoree: Richard T. Penson, MD, MRCP

Mass General Giving

Richard T. Penson, MD, MRCP, treated Carole Lima Eshleman for ovarian cancer at the Mass General Cancer Center. “Every person I came in contact with was phenomenal,” says Carole. “But Dr. Richard Penson is so exceptional that he deserves to be singled out.”

Dr. Penson helped Carole and her husband cope with her terrifying diagnosis and guided them through understanding her disease, choosing the best treatment and handling ongoing issues of survivorship.

“Caring, professional and even very charming, Dr. Penson was there to help us, going the extra mile to make sure that I was comfortable with all decisions,” says Carole. “Dr. Penson made me feel that no question was too silly and no fear unjustified and gave me the courage and hope I needed to get through treatment. Dr. Penson treats patients like family members. His kindness and open manner made this awful disease somehow easier to handle and with exceptional insight, he enabled me to endure the most difficult year of my life.”