Charlotte Strecker has overcome adrenal carcinoma five times. She’s had several surgeries, taken oral chemotherapy and steroids for years...
I had adrenal cancer as an infant in 1985, so the word ‘survivor’ has been part of my vocabulary my whole life. Even though I was too young to remember what I went through, my dream was to help other kids like me by becoming a pediatric oncology nurse.
At age 22, I started to focus on a career in nursing. I also turned into a full-time hypochondriac, which ultimately saved my life.
Facing cancer as an adult