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Bonnie's Story

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"Hay algunas cosas en la vida hay que compartir. Usted tiene que tener alguien en quien apoyarse, y ellos te ayudarán a pasar."

Después de realizar un auto examen de mama, Bonnie Brooks descubrió un bulto y de inmediato hizo una cita con su médico. El 11 de septiembre de 2008, fue diagnosticado con la etapa 3 del cáncer de mama metastásico. Con un régimen de tratamiento difícil por delante, incluyendo la quimioterapia, se dio cuenta de que no podía enfrentar solo el cáncer de mama.

"Siempre fui muy independiente y he aprendido con el cáncer de mama no siempre se puede ser independiente", dice Brooks. "Uno tiene que depender de gente que le ayude a través de".

Escuchar la inspiradora historia de Bonnie y aprender más acerca de cómo superó el cáncer de mama.

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      Sue, I'm stage 4 and have been since 2007. I was able to stop treatment for 3 years because of no sign of disease after first year of treatment. A miracle from God for sure. Currently I have been on chemo since July 2010. I just look at it as a small inconvenience and enjoy every day God gives...

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