Boston reporter looks back at breast cancer, reaches her five-year anniversary
Feb 13, 2012
Boston news reporter Kelley Tuthill shared her breast cancer journey after she was diagnosed five years ago. As she reaches her five-year anniversary, she looks at what she went through and shares what she hopes will happen in the near future, according to The Boston Globe.
The news reporter had two very young children and was married for five years when she was diagnosed. Even though the cancer may be behind her, she still thinks about it daily, according to the media outlet.
"The difficult thing, as I face this five-year anniversary, is facing it without some of the people I met along the way," Tuthill told the news source. "I guess I was kidding myself in the past when I thought breast cancer was about pink ribbons and walks. The toll I have seen it take on - particularly on young women with young children, has been horribly painful."
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.