I knew women with breast cancer

When I was very young, the neighbor across the street ... had a little child die of cancer, and it was such a shock to me. How could she have let things get to that stage where that would have happened? Then I had a very good friend who had breast cancer and had a mastectomy because that was the obvious way to handle that. And I can remember to this day when she called five years later to say she had just been cleared and clean, and she died ... Well, I think what you know is once you have it, you always have it, and all you can do is continually see the doctors and eat fiber and don't eat fat. You need exercise, eat vegetables, whatever it takes to give yourself a chance.

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