Friday, September 1, 2017

"Cancer is no longer a death sentence and shouldn’t be taboo”

Via the social media feeds, a good Franklin story to share:

Franklin resident Susan Rosen sat slumped on her couch in a quiet house — her two children were at school — and let the news sink in: She had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. 
“I’m never going to be a grandmother,” she told her husband through sobs. 
But that was four years ago. Susan, now 52, no longer views incurable cancer as a death sentence. The local wife and mother is one of a growing number of people managing the disease as a chronic illness, thanks to new, less toxic treatments that are tailored to each patient’s needs. 
“Things are getting better every day in regards to treatments,” Susan said. “This is the best I’ve felt in years.”

Continue reading the full article at the Boston Herald

You can follow Susan's blog at Let Us be Mermaids

Susan Rosen - image from her webpage
Susan Rosen - image from her webpage

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