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BY Jessica Garcia

In the last five years, I’ve competed in 10 professional outrigger canoeing competitions across North and South America. I’ve also had stereotactic radiation therapy and cryoablation, and taken immunotherapy and targeted therapy drugs to treat my metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare type of head and neck cancer.

To say I’m blessed to be able to maintain my professional canoeing career while undergoing cancer treatment at...

Adenoid cystic carcinoma survivor Jessica Garcia continues professional canoeing career despite metastasis