After what I thought would be a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with aggressive stage 1 breast cancer on August 13, at age When the nurse told me I had cancer, it felt like an out of body experience - as if I was watching this news being delivered to someone other than myself. From diagnosis to surgery to recovery, chemotherapy and surgery again — cancer has been a lifestyle for 8 months.
Holly Linkenhoger Moffit would like to invite you to read about her fight against breast cancer. A fight she's ready to win! She'll share her journey through her sister Joy Linkenhoger Moffitt and friend Jenn Comeaux, so that you, her loved ones can stay informed.
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And as I study myself and think about my cancer journey, I realize that my choice to do cold cap therapy did so much more than just save my hair; those little blue caps opened my eyes to how much people loved and cared for me, and how that, more than anything, helped me get through some of my darkest days. I originally chose to do the cold cap therapy as a way to save my hair for my upcoming wedding, which was to take place that fall. But after deciding to get married shortly after starting chemo, I continued to use the cold caps because it provided Mark and me something that we could control.
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