Barbara Paul found a lump in her right breast while doing a self exam in May 2011. She made an appointment with her doctor, who watched for several months to see whether it would shrink. When the mass increased in size, the doctor did a biopsy and, finding cancer, performed a mastectomy.
Paul said she got through it with the help of a good support team. Co-workers and family members went to treatments with her.
“It was really just love and support,” she said. “I kept thinking about my grandchildren and my children. It took my mother and my grandmother. I wasn’t going to let it take me.”