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Karen’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

I had just turned 50. I was excited and ready to start living my next 50 years. Then, six months later, I hear, “You have breast cancer.” Those words hit like a wrecking ball on my future plans.

The endless tests, the surgery, the treatments after surgery. Life as you know it changes forever. Even though you think you’re alone, you are not. When you think you don’t want to live from the effects, mentally and physically, you rise up! Cancer my have tried, but seven years later, I see myself and realize I won! I love my life.

Submitted 11/02/2017

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Yes, you are never alone. Thank you for sharing your story!

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