Breast cancer survivors share stories
May 24, 2011
Robin Colbert is a radio newscaster and currently the anchor of morning news at NewsTalk 1310 WIBA, according to a new report from Channel3000.com. She is also a breast cancer survivor who found a lump through a self-breast exam.
"It does make you stronger. People are sometimes dealt some pretty rough stuff. All you can do is fight it and do the best you can," Colbert told the news source..
Since her diagnosis, Colbert has gone through a hysterectomy, mastectomy as well as reconstructive surgery. Her husband, Fred, of 11 years has been there for her through it all. Colbert was so steadfast and strong throughout her treatments that she went to work every day and many of her coworkers did not even know about her illness. She is now cancer free.
Breast cancer affects more women in the U.S. than any other form of cancer, besides skin cancer. More than 200,000 women were newly diagnosed with this disease last year, according to the American Cancer Society. Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms, reports the ACS.