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Kathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink RibbonI was diagnosed at age 42: triple negative breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy. Then 2011, I had reconstruction and a hysterectomy in a 10-hour surgery

Nipple reconstruction failed four times and I even got MRSA. I gave up on nipple reconstruction or tattooing.

Just in the past month, I got my third permanent makeup areolas. I am so happy! I have been posting on Facebook to “Fight Like a Girl” since 2011 and been participating in Relay for Life since 2011.

Submitted 04/03/2019

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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One comment

  1. Leslie

    You sound like a real fighter. You are way too young to have had to have gone through all of this. I wish you the best as you move forward.

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