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Cancer survivor participates in fundraising race

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hundreds of women who have survived breast cancer took part in the annual Mother's Day Komen Siouxland Race for the Cure, a five-kilometer run and onemile fun walk designed to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

The Sioux City Journal reported that a number of women who entered the race had come through more than one bout of cancer, and that while these ladies were not unscathed, they were certainly unbeaten by the disease.

Sixth-grade baseball coach Jeanna Click told the newspaper that she was diagnosed with, treated for and survived breast cancer on two separate occasions.

The recipient of two mastectomies and a mother of three, she added that she had already had one breast reconstruction and planned on another.

"We caught it early, so I didn't have to go through chemo or radiation again," Click told the news source. "I had a [second] mastectomy in November and had to wait three months to start reconstructive surgery."

She noted that her first breast reconstruction was delayed by radiation and chemotherapy.

One in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, the National Cancer Institute estimates.

`Outlaw Cancer' theme `clicks' with two-time survivor. Sioux City Journal. Feb 1, 2010. http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/article_b56155cc-206a-5a52-97d8- c91864756cb9.html Accessed May 12, 2011.

SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Breast. National Cancer Institute. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html Accessed May 12, 2011.

Extract: Hundreds of women who have survived breast cancer took part in the annual Mother's Day Komen Siouxland Race for the Cure, a five-kilometer run and one-mile fun walk designed to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

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