“It’s the last thing a man is going to think of,” said Don Williams, a survivor of breast cancer. A retired crane operator at the Timken Co., Williams underwent a mastectomy in 2013 after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
It’s great when mothers and daughters have things in common—but not in every case. Consider the case of Paula Breedlove and her daughter, Erica Newman, a mother-daughter duo from East Sparta who are breast cancer survivors.
Judy Provo wasn’t about to let breast cancer slow her down. The Ontario, Canada, native and longtime Canton resident loves to travel. It was after an annual beach trip that she sought out a doctor about a weird symptom: Whenever she’d wear a bathing suit, she’d feel the sun burning a specific spot on her chest.
Margo Jackson isn’t going to let anyone go through this alone. Jackson, 60, remembers sitting in the waiting room at Aultman Hospital, waiting for her turn to start chemotherapy, and overhearing heartbreaking conversations from other patients.
Kelly Crawford of North Canton is much more than a cancer survivor. She’s a warrior. In October of 2011, Crawford was enjoying life as a newlywed of five months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Kristin Worley did everything right. Worley, 42, has no family history of breast cancer but still actively took steps to avoid it. She breast fed, eschewed antiperspirants, never wore underwire bras and avoided getting a mammogram, mistakenly thinking they did more harm than good.
A change in her nighttime routine may just have saved Barbara Ross’ life. One evening last spring, Ross put on her nightclothes and sat down to watch TV, rather than going straight to bed, as was her habit.
A stay-at-home mom with twin daughters, Jamie Hill was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2017. “All I could think was, ‘I can’t leave (the girls) without a mom. I’m not going to see them go to kindergarten,’ ” said Hill, a North Canton resident. “They were not even 2.”
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