“I went to my annual checkup, and my doctor told me she was feeling something that wasn’t there before. She immediately sent me to get a mammogram, sonogram, and a biopsy. On the day I received my results, my children and I took the day off for the 3 o’clock call with the doctor.
When the doctor confirmed I had cancer everyone was talking, but I couldn’t hear anyone. I was in another place. I then began following the process, had my surgery, and did the treatments, which were really hard. The treatments are really devastating to the body.
During one of my treatments, the American Cancer Society came to me and asked me if I would like to talk to a ‘listener.’ A few days later a lady called me, and we began speaking about the process in my language. I am now a volunteer ‘listener’ for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program and help other women through this hard time.”
“I wasn’t alone because I had my family and friends” – Carole Duverneau