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Patsy's Story

About her story

"Je connais le sentiment qui vous anime quand vous apprenez pour la première fois que vous ou un parent vient d'être diagnostiqué d' un cancer du sein."

En Février 2002, Patsy découvert une bosse et a prévu une mammographie avec son médecin. Le médecin a effectué une biopsie et Patsy un diagnostic de cancer du sein de stade 2.

Patsy décrit son diagnostic en mots "ce fut comme une foudre en pleine figure. Je me pré cipiteé à terre." Mais, comme tant d'autres, Patsy a compté sur la force et le soutien de sa famille et de ses amis comme source s'espoir necessaire pour vaincre le cancer du sein.

Écoutez l'histoire de Patsy et d'apprendre comment la famille et amis l'on supportée durant les moments durs de son diagnostic.

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