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My husband and I are both Cancer survivors. He lost a kidney to Kidney Cancer in 1982 and I developed
Stage Two Breast Cancer in 1989 and had a Mastectomy ( with chemotherapy ) and then had a recurrence in 1992
( with Radiation). I tolerated both treatment protocols well, but emotionally I had changed.
I made a promise to myself and to my family that I would do everything in my power to learn
about this dreaded disease and prevent it from occurring in our lives. To that end, I have been engaged
in a number of organizations that work diligently to eradicate Cancer in our lifetime.
I was a Founding Member and Past President of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund,
former member of The Health Strategies Council of Georgia and Coordinator of the Cancer Survivor
Leadership Council of Georgia, which, unfortunately, is no longer functioning.
Today I am very happily serving as a member of Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control ( GC3)
Plan Steering Team and have served on the GC3 Survivorship working group since 2013. In 2014,
I was invited to serve on the Georgia CORE Survivorship Advisory Board.
Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.
Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.
Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.
Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation
Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.