DELPHOS—Cancer is a word that carries heavy implications — all of which are frightening. So when Laura Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, she was surprised that she never felt her life was in danger.
“When you’re first diagnosed, there’s a numbing effect. The world stops and then you have to put everything into perspective,” she said. “Since then, I’ve had people ask me if I was ever afraid I was going to die. To be honest, I never felt that way. It never crossed my mind. Breast cancer isn’t considered a life-threatening disease anymore. They’re calling it a chronic illness. Early detection is still the best thing.”
Peters was diagnosed with stage 2 infiltrating ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer. After the lumpectomy, Peters says all her treatments were preventative.
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