Survivor: Denise C.

By: Amy Shapiro
Posted on October 5, 2015

Years as a Survivor:  1 year 

I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ right after my 42nd birthday.  I had a tough decision to make keeping my small son in mind.  I opted for a bi-lateral mastectomy even though only my right breast was affected.  Removing my breasts saved me from chemotherapy, radiation and years of medication.  It was a hard decision and sometimes I look back and wonder if I made the right choice...time will tell.

How are you involved in the fight throughout the year?

I make donations and involve myself in local activities.  I purchase items benefitting breast cancer year round.