Diagnosed at age 47
At age 47 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and tamoxifen. I was working as a registered nurse, had a son in college and a daughter in high school. The week after chemo ended I attended a seminar by surgeon Dr. Bernie Siegel. I asked his advice on how to “move on.” He told me to “LIVE, not live dying.” I decided to do that, to live my life in a positive way. I will be a 21 year breast cancer survivor in October 2015!