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Topic: BC Survivor is Top Athlete - Running for All Survivors 2013

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Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 07:14PM

grayeyes wrote:

Novlene Williams-Mills is a Jamaican track athlete diagnosed with breast cancer just before competing last year in 2012. 

She qualified and will be running again in the World Championships this year in Moscow for "all the breast cancer survivors out there.  I want them to know it's still possible."  Click on the link below for the full quote:

http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/01/jamaica-runner-novlene-williams-mills-breast-cancer-olympics/

She is just 31 years old, and she found the lump herself.  Her older sister succumbed to ovarian cancer at age 38.  Novlene talks openly about her experience here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2352144/Novlene-Williams-Mills-After-breast-cancer-I-just-hoped-husband-love-.html

2011: Left MX w/TE (Ki67: 60%) AC x 4, Taxol x 12, Radiation, Tamoxifen, BRCA2+ Dec. 2012: Right prophylactic MX w/TE, ooph; June 2013: Final exchange; Nov. 2013: Fat grafting; 2014: Arimidex; 2015: Femara REST IN PEACE, MELANIE Dx 11/23/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 4, 2013 10:55PM coraleliz wrote:

great story. It would be nice for athletes wanting to reconstruct to know what worked Williams-Mills. I'll look for her in the next Olypmics.

Dx 2/28/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/15/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jul 5, 2013 12:45AM Moderators wrote:

What an inspiring story, lifeiswonderful. Thank you for posting it!

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