Merete’s Support & Communication

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Merete is a 70 year-old woman with two children who came to the United States thirty years ago to live with her American husband. Her mother died of breast cancer so she was always vigilant about self-breast exams and annual mammograms. Merete talks about life as a teacher with breast cancer and how her treatment protocol of a single mastectomy and chemotherapy has had lasting effects on her life. As a seventy year old, she has a different point of view about breast reconstruction, choosing not to replace her surgically removed breast. She speaks frankly about how her decision not to have reconstruction would have been different if she been diagnosed with breast cancer as a younger woman.

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ContributorMerete, 70Read Full Bio

Biography

Merete is a 70 year-old woman with two children who came to the United States thirty years ago to live with her American husband. Her mother died of breast cancer so she was always vigilant about self-breast exams and annual mammograms. Merete talks about life as a teacher with breast cancer and how her treatment protocol of a single mastectomy and chemotherapy has had lasting effects on her life. As a seventy year old, she has a different point of view about breast reconstruction, choosing not to replace her surgically removed breast. She speaks frankly about how her decision not to have reconstruction would have been different if she been diagnosed with breast cancer as a younger woman.

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Merete is lucky to have two caregivers by her side, her husband and her ex-husband, a medical oncologist.

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