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Cancer is one of those things you don’t think much about until it shows up in your own life. At least that’s what happened to me. I knew people—friends, family members, coworkers—who had cancer, and my heart went out to them. But I never fully considered the emotion and struggle that dreaded word brings until I heard it from the lips of my own doctor. That was in 2010, and my life has never been the same.
When a 6-inch tumor was removed from my thigh in the summer of 2010, I thought I had beat cancer. I was thankful to resume life and put the whole ordeal behind me.
And I did…for three years.