Despite life's bumps, cancer survivor wouldn't change a thing
by Casey Warren, Special to the Metropolis Planet
Oct 26, 2011 | 1545 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor's Note: On Oct. 6, 2010, the Metropolis Planet printed a special section in conjunction with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The feature story on those "pink pages" focused on Casey Swader, a then-31-year-old who had been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier that year. In the article below, she writes of the roller coaster ride of ups and downs, highlights and low points and friendships eternally bonded and newly formed on this yearlong journey.

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Last year I was featured on the front page of the Metropolis Planet.  Unfortunately, it wasn't for my achievements, but because I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA High Grade Ductal Carcinoma. The baseball sized tumor was in my right breast. 

The past year has been full of many ups and downs, but one thing is certain — because of the support in my life and all the prayers and wonderful doctors, I am still here celebrating life.

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