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Rachel Dorris: Breast Cancer Survivor
A diagnosis of breast cancer is bad enough. When you add to that the fact that you're only 32 years old, a newly single mom and have no family history of the disease, what began as a daunting situation can soon seem overwhelming.

Rachel Dorris found herself in just this situation nearly three years ago. Rather than dwell on the horrible possibilities of her disease, she gathered a support team around her and plunged forward.

"When I call it a 'team,' I really mean it," said Dorris, "and it wasn't just my oncologist." She also had the support of specialists ranging from her radiologist and internist to her surgeons, psychologist and social worker during her treatment at St. Luke's Center for Cancer Care. "From the day of my diagnosis to the end of my treatment, I was made to feel that nothing was more important than my progress."

Fast forward three years: Rachel Dorris is now cancer-free, living a healthy life and newly engaged. "I have been immeasurably lucky, despite my ordeal."

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