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Cancer Survivor Marianne Robertson’s Story

“I’ve met some of the most important people in my life on this journey. My life has been enriched because of the caring loving people who have touched my life.”  These are the words that stand out in Marianne’s “Cancer Survivor Questionnaire” she filled out for me.  I ask everyone the same questions, and I … More

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Cancer Survivor Rebecca Nero’s Story

  For 46-year-old Rebecca Nero, treatment for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer) was pretty standard.  She had a bilateral mastectomy followed by chemotherapy.  Her diagnosis is what was a little out of the ordinary. “I went for my annual mammogram 12/2012. At that time, I just started noticing a dimple on the side of my … More

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Cancer Survivor Corey Calligano’s Story

The last thing a 30 year-old mother of three thinks about is having cancer, especially with no family history.  But in September of 2012 that is what this Coventry, RI mom was diagnosed with. Corey remembers having to tell her kids “I decided to tell my daughters one day after they got off the bus from … More

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Cancer Survivor Sarah Appel’s Story

“Remember this too shall pass. It is a very long journey but a journey that will forever change you.”  I couldn’t think of a better way to start Sarah’s story.  These words could not be any more to the point.  If you remember this, and just do one minute at a time, you will soon … More

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Cancer Survivor Michele’s Story

“Keeping some normalcy in my life and doing things that brought me joy were important to helping me get through the tough times.” says Michele. In March of 2003 a 44 year-old Michele was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.  She has no family history of breast cancer, but the cause may or may … More

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These Cancer Survivors Want Ellen’s Attention – And For Good Reason

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Featured Author: Rebecca Nero of Becky’s Big Bytes Corey Calligano and I are just 2 of the 300 plus members of the private Facebook group called “The Pink Sisters”.  Most of us have never met in person but the one unfortunate commonality we all share is Breast Cancer.  Our group is (sadly) rapidly growing and … More

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Cancer Survivor Kelli Mercurio’s Story

Kelli Mercurio of Stroudsburg, PA was a self-proclaimed “schedule stacker”,  and already had a full plate when she was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer.  “I was 41 when I was diagnosed, after my first mammogram. I received my diagnosis on my son’s 10th birthday. At the time, my parents  were living with me and … More

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Cancer Survivors Phil Schiffman’s Story

 When I prepare to write a blog I usually ask the person I will be interviewing some basic questions and form the story from there.  Sometimes the interviewee already has their story written.  This is especially true of cancer survivors and is exactly true of Phil Schiffman.  This is his story of battling breast cancer: … More

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