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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer StoryI was 42 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  Cancer has never run in my family.

I had chemo for five months then a double mastectomy and 39 rounds of radiation during 2012. I had reconstruction surgery with a horrible outcome. I had several surgeries in a very short period with my body being septic.

I am very lucky to be a cancer survivor! Had I been properly diagnosed when I first felt my tumor, I would have only been a Stage 1 patient.

I want people to be aware that if you feel something is not right please get answers and just don’t walk away.

Submitted 06/03/2019

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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