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Survivors Say:Susan Nutt

Susan Nutt is a senior associate director of philanthropic resources in MD Anderson’s Development Office.

I was 38 when I was diagnosed with a borderline tumor of low malignant potential. Lucky for me, I was told, if I was going to have an ovarian tumor this one was ‘the one to have.’ Unlike many ovarian cancer patients, I did not have to endure chemotherapy or radiation. I had always wanted to be a surgical nurse, but that’s not the path that I found. Instead, I raise money for cancer research at 
MD Anderson and have for more than eight years. When I say I’m a survivor and I work for MD Anderson, I couldn’t be more proud. Although my journey wasn’t as difficult (thus far) as many have experienced, I do understand the importance of living every day to the fullest, because you never know what life holds for you.

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