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Strength is Beauty

cheryl7crCheryl Perkins, a labor and delivery nurse at Hutzel Hospital was diagnosed with a 2b, triple-negative tumor in 2003 when her four children were still small.  She made them a promise to fight it.  You can see her Ford Warriors in Pink video here.






Kelly Rothe, 20, pictured here and in our banner photo, is working on her certification to teach special ed.  She lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of 9 and tested positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation.  On May 9th she had a preventative double mastectomy.  “I may not be able to breast feed, but I’ll be alive to have kids,” she said.  She holds the motto she lives by:  She believed she could so she did.


Welcome to BCsurgerystories.com, a place for discussion and information about breast cancer surgery choices: mastectomy, lumpectomy,  reconstruction or living without it.

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