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Amy’s Story (Stage 3 Uterine Cancer)

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May 11, 2016 will forever be a date embedded in my mind. That was the day that after hospital stays, blood transfusions from nearly bleeding out, and two surgeries (D&C and hysterectomy) that I learned that the part of me that was supposed to allow me to help bring a …

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Shelli’s Story (Stage 3B Colon Cancer)

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On May 22, 2015, I went in for a routine colonoscopy. They found what they suspected was cancer. After further tests, consultations, etc, I had surgery several days later. They removed about 10 inches of my colon and a bunch of lymph nodes. On June 2, 2015, it was confirmed …

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Debbie’s Story (Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma)

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Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) is very rare; affecting 2-6 women of one million. June 3, 2019, was the day of my diagnosis after being hospitalized for hemorrhaging with no previous symptoms. I had surgery the next day, and that July I began chemotherapy. I completed chemotherapy on October 30, 2019. …

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Shannon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In 2015, a lump became a lesion. Scans showed breast cancer in both breasts. I had 4 surgeries and a bilateral mastectomy; no reconstruction. It was followed by 3 rounds of Taxotere chemotherapy and 55 radiation treatments. Sonny, my dog, and I rescued each other to help me through chemotherapy. …

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