Suzie Windham

Flight Attendant, International In-Flight Services, Breast Cancer Survivor

Cancer does not run in my family, really. When I said this to my oncologist, she told me only about 5-10% of all cancers are considered hereditary.  In early 2006, I went through treatment for breast cancer - chemotherapy, lumpectomy, and radiation.  With a survival expectancy of 93% at that time, I was focused and optimistic.  The treatment for the type of breast cancer I had has since improved to become even more precise and successful.

There are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today; 5 million more than when I was diagnosed in December 2005.  My hope is for improved early detection, effective treatments, and more positive outcomes.  We have come a long way in 9 years.  Your efforts to combat this disease are making a difference! 

Thank you!