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Monica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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After years of not getting a mammogram, I decided I had to start looking out for me. I ended up at the doctor with chest pain. To get the mammogram results I had to have a regular physician. I’m so lucky I chose the one I did: She made all …

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Paula’s Story (Thyroid Cancer)

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In 2012, while having an MRI of my neck and spine, two tiny nodules were discovered on my otherwise healthy thyroid. After a biopsy was indeterminate, I had surgery to remove the right half of my thyroid.  Pathology confirmed the nodules were malignant papillary thyroid cancer, so the other half …

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Erin’s Story (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

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Every cancer survivor’s story is beautiful, and this one is mine. My joy in life is being the wife of a fireman for 23 years, a mom of 3 kids who are all active-duty military members (1 ARMY, 2 MARINES), and a full-time ER Nurse. In 2017, after several attempts …

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Cindy’s Story (Metastatic Breast Cancer)

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I was originally diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in 2003. After 14 years of survivorship, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in July 2017. I had leg pain that I attributed to a running injury, but it was actually a large tumor in my right femur …

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Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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On March 27, 2000, at the age of 33, I found a lump. At first, I wasn’t going to say anything to anyone, but my gut told me otherwise. I told my mom and sister they had me call my OBGYN. I was able to get in to see the doctor on …

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