Joan Bohrer


I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2007. My first reaction was this cannot be. I had three natural child births and nursed them. I also had the largest elementary team for a breast cancer awareness race. The surgeon must be wrong. He wanted to schedule me for a mastectomy right away.  It was scary. I had two teenagers and was a single mom. I called my gynecologist and he was able to get me into an oncologist the next day.  She sent the specimen off and sent me to a new surgeon. I had a lumpectomy and was able to keep the breast. Then six weeks of radiation. My beCAUSE is I want to let others who are diagnosed with breast cancer know that you will survive and have a normal life. If you don’t like what your doctor says, get a second opinion. You are in charge of your treatment.  Find a person who can help you.