Three weeks after her engagement, Sheri found out she had breast cancer. It was the first day of Ellen's Breast Cancer Awareness shows in 2006. She says Ellen helped her through that difficult time, and she still watches every day, cancer-free!

When were you diagnosed?
10/2/06

Are you cancer-free? If so, for how long?
6 years on 10/2!!

What tips do you have to help other breast cancer survivors stay positive?
You are stronger than you think. You can do this.

What has someone done to make you feel better?
listen

What advice would you give someone who is about to go through treatment?
It's going to be tough, but there is an amazing light at end of tunnel.

What was the scariest moment?
Being told I had cancer at the age of 31

What was the funniest moment?
Laughing with the Ellen show every day through treatment.

How has breast cancer made you stronger?
I am a fighter. I can do anything.

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Janet George
494 days ago

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012. I just had my first chemo on the 13th of december, two days before my 40th b-day, and my next chemo is on the 27th. I have a friend that has it and going through chemo too and it was so nice we sat together on my first chemo and hers was the 6 or 8th. I feel fine and no side affects yet. Thought i'd share this because i love your show.

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Ann Barton
525 days ago

I have a friend that has breast cancer and her husband has also battled ethnoid sinus cancer for years. They have 3 children, one in college, one in high school and one in middle school. I do not know how they have made it through. They have finacial hardships plus worring about all the health issues and now with christmas comming up this is an added stress that they do not need at this time. If you can help this family in any way I would greatly appreciate it.

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Pat Sollars
529 days ago

Sheri and breast cancer survivors like her are my inspiration. I was diagnosed late Sept. and started chemo after a lumpectomy mid Oct. This week I have my 2nd chemo then 2 more to go, the last on my wedding anniversary Dec.27. That will be my gift! Then comes radiation for 6 weeks and I'm done. I laugh with Ellen most afternoons, a bright spot in my day. My hair is almost gone so a buzz cut will be coming within the week. I did buy some "new" hair though, kind of a cute style like I ask for but rarely get. Thinking your hair style would be great for when mine starts to grow back! Love watching you at 3. Sincerely, Pat Sollars

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