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Nov. 2, 2021

Share Your Story: Marci Cox

Share Your Story: Marci Cox

Marci Greenberg Cox is the author of Mommy Has a Boo-Boo: Explaining Breast Cancer to Children. In 2018, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, had a double mastectomy with no reconstruction, and is now cancer-free.

  • 02:02: Maybe it's just something because I overdid a weight.
  • 04:40: She gets on the phone, and you hear those words, I am so sorry you have cancer.
  • 06:37: I mean as soon as I found out, I was on the phone with doctors.
  • 08:58: She goes it's because I smoked.
  • 10:13: I had that choice of a lumpectomy versus a double mastectomy.
  • 12:08: It was a 13-hour surgery.
  • 14:14: I'm done because I said no more surgeries.
  • 17:40: I'm very happy with my decision because I have a whole new wardrobe.
  • 20:20: Did you have to have any other treatment?
  • 22:43: It's going to put me into menopause.
  • 24:51: I'm on that pill for 10 years.
  • 26:58: What was your worst moment during all of this?
  • 29:34: That was a game-changer for me because I didn't get sick after that.
  • 30:25: What was your best moment out of all of this?
  • 33:10: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the U.S., what would it be and why?
  • 35:44: Are you ready for the Thriver Rapid Fire questions?
  • 37:13: Aside from Cancer U, what is a resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?
  • 39:45: You've got to have those discussions because those kids are so intuitive.
  • 42:06: It's all this practical stuff that you learn.



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