BY Tenchita Urteaga

In September 2021, I was in the process of moving to San Antonio and finishing up some coursework for a teaching certification. Then, I got diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, and all of that had to wait.

I knew my diagnosis wasn’t the end of the world. I’d been a certified health care interpreter for years, and I’d heard about lots of serious medical conditions. But I didn’t know exactly where to start in terms of my own treatment...

Breast-cancer survivor Tenchita Urteaga smiles.