Pam didn't waste any time after she received her diagnosis. She had a double mastectomy, and has finally finished four months of chemo. She just started radiation. She's in the middle of a tough battle, and she's keeping her head up, and that's why she's Ellen's Survivor of the Week.
When were you diagnosed?
Are you cancer-free? If so, for how long?
What tips do you have to help other breast cancer survivors stay positive?
Enjoy your life, appreciate the people around you.
What has someone done to make you feel better?
My friends from work pay my deductible, neighbors and friends provided meals when I was recovery from the mastectomy.
What advice would you give someone who is about to go through treatment?
It is your life, do research, get informed, understand the treatment and prepare your family and yourself for it.
What was the scariest moment?
The first chemo, I had a bad reaction to everything they gave me and I had to be admitted into the hospital. This made me so scared every single time I got chemo, but the immediate side effects got to be less every time.
What was the funniest moment?
When my 9 yr old asked if I had gotten my fake breast.
How has breast cancer made you stronger?
My favorite thing is to do different activities with my kids, camping, biking, swimming, etc. I refuse to let cancer take that away from me.