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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer StoryI was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After a double mastectomy and many trips for chemotherapy, I was in remission two years later. Five years and five months after that, the cancer came back behind my sternum. Radiation and chemo!

Two years later, at my yearly scan, I am now dealing with the spread of breast cancer again (in my right kidney and lymph nodes in the neck). Five months into chemo and I can say, with a smile, it is shrinking.

My life revolves around my cancer, but does not control my life!

South Dakota
Submitted May 7, 2019

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. Ellen

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love your attitude… yes, THIS IS BEATABLE!

  2. Ellen

    By the way… I came here from the story posting on Facebook. Great support and comments. Again, keep fighting. BELIEVE.

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