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How a Young Mother Coped With Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Dec. 17, 2009 – Brenda Plocher of Highland, Ill., was a 37-year-old mother of two when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, she reflects on how she explained the disease and treatment to her then 7- and 9-year-old daughters and what it means to her to have the fellowship of other breast cancer survivors through Siteman Cancer Center’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program.