Michele Wilson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story
“The doctor called with a ‘good news, bad news’ scenario,” said Wilson. “I had cancer, but it was a very low grade, at zero stage and highly curable. I was very lucky.” On July 29 of this year, Wilson had a lumpectomy. The margins came back clear, meaning they got all the cancerous cells. “Even though I had the best possible scenario, it’s not a cake walk,” said Wilson. “It’s still very painful and I have to undergo seven weeks of radiation.” Since her diagnosis, Wilson has found a way to reach out to others and participate in breast cancer events, and even walked the runway in a cancer survivor’s fashion show. She also credits family, friends and her faith for helping her through the last few months. “I knew I was already strong, but this has made me even stronger,” reflected Wilson. “It’s really changed my outlook on life and living. I’m more involved with my community and I hope to become a beacon for others who have been diagnosed.” Have you scheduled your mammogram for this year? Read our blog on What You Should Know About Mammograms so you are ready!
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