Martha Lanier’s tumor was small and found during the early stages, but she opted for an aggressive approach in her fight against breast cancer. She chose to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction using an abdominal free TRAM.
Martha discovered that decreasing stress, increasing humor and maintaining a positive attitude helped her recover, get into top physical condition and compete in her first triathlon just one year after her surgery.
Are you newly diagnosed with breast cancer?
- Find out about one survivor’s journey before you start your own
- Read about her experiences
- Become skilled at taking an active role in the medical decisions ahead
- Understand the importance of your attitude and your actions
Is a friend or family member facing mastectomy?
- Appreciate what really matters to the patient — and how you can help
- Realize that laughter and connections are vital for recuperation
Are you a physician or healthcare worker facing patients who are coping with decisions about breast cancer?
- See the process from the patient’s perspective
- Recognize what is confusing, scary and reassuring to the patient
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