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Breast and then Ovarian cancer

by Karen McCann
(Worcester, MA)

I was only 25 years old, married for 3 weeks, just came home from my honeymoon when I needed to attend a follow up appointment with my doctor. (Ref: a lump in my left breast I found.)


Now- when you are only 25 you think you are immortal so when my wonderful, compassionate doctor told me I have breast cancer I could not wrap my brain around what I was hearing!

Not me!! I'm a newly wed with our whole life together ahead of us.

After my family and I had time to understand what was being said we chose the course of treatment: surgery, chemo then radiation.. Everything seemed so surreal while going through it but a time did come many months later that I didn't think of it every day.

After my 9 months of treatment ended, I started to think of other parts in my life-- like having children!

My last radiation treatment was 3/23/95 and my first born was born 7/27/97-named after the doctor who was a total blessing in our lives, 2 years later we were blessed with our daughter.

Cancer? What cancer? I don't have time for that!

Well, the good Lord was kind to us and we never had to deal with that again until Sept. 2012-- 19 years after the first go around!

This time it is Ovarian cancer which is a bit scarier because the kids are older and need me more.

However, I promised them I would be done with treatment by the time baseball season and dance recital are going on.

Back to work full time, etc, I just don't have time for this!

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A true survivor
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I love your attitude! You are a true survivor and you have a lot of life ahead. Take care of yourself.

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