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Good Morning,

I was diagnosed five years ago with ductal breast cancer. I had cancer

three years pryor to that which was thyroid cancer and was caught

early, had my thyroid removed and radiation. When I got the call about

the breast cancer I thought oh, no it's spread. But I soon learned that

it had not spread, it was completely two different types of cancer. I

just got hit twice as the doctor's said. So I had my first lumpectomy

and received a call from the doctor we didn't get the clear circle so we

have to do this again. Three lumpectomies later they were going to

do a 4th and I said, No. I want the breast removed.The doctor's asked

why I opted for the mastectomy? I told them because I want to live to see

my Grandchildren grow up. I'd rather be without a breast than the

alternative. I had the mastectomy did very well and I Thank God every

day that I am still here. But without my Faith and my Family & Friends

it would have been much much harder. I just passed my 9 year mark

with thyroid cancer and 5 last fall for the breast cancer. :):) I lost my

Mother during my ordeal which made it even harder for me. But she

would have wanted me to be strong. I miss her every day.

Two of my Friends and I started giving Fundraisers for Cancer and raised

alot of money to help others. We will continue to do this.

I just turned 66 and am Loving Life to the fullest.

Make sure you get your Mammogram every year.

Write me if you need a shoulder, I am here for you.

Love & God Bless, Joyce Peterson :)

Joyce Peterson
Madison Hts., MI

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