Jen Lowenstein of Atlanta sits on the board of advisers of the Take Aim at Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson, established by lung cancer survivor Jeff Wigbels of Atlanta.
At 38, I felt a small lump on my breast. After a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy, it was determined that I had breast cancer. My first thought was to cut off everything, but thanks to my husband and a few hours to digest what I was told, we called MD Anderson.
It was nice to know I wasn't just a number. I talked to the staff and felt like a person, not just a patient. I realized I had a lot of options and I used MD Anderson as my medium to help me sort them out.
We made an educated decision and today I'm cancer free with my original body parts, three happy children and a wonderful husband. When you find out you have cancer, you have to take a deep breath and know this is the worst day, and remember that as you go through the rest of the process, it will only get better from here.
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