Breast Cancer Patient Stories
Alison Kovalchik believes that her positive mindset, staying active, her fantastic friends, supportive family and her faith all played a positive role in her life.
“In 2016, I turned 60 years old but I tend to believe I am still in my thirties,” Alison shares. “I have two incredible and supportive children. My son is 29 years old and works in the field of anthropology and archaeology, and is an avid mountain biker. My daughter is 27 years old. She is a voice-over actor and Pilates instructor and artist.”
Irene Cohen is a fighter who's beaten cancer two times and firmly believes that quick action and a trusted medical team has been her saving grace. In 2016, Irene marks one year since surgery and she continues to be grateful to Dr. Reddy.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. Women who have had DCIS are at higher risk for the cancer coming back or for developing a new breast cancer than a person who has never had breast cancer before.
For years, Janet Blair had routine mammograms. Then at age 62, in January 2014, a cluster of calcifications was detected in her left breast and further testing was performed. “I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. I was scared and I knew I had to make some decisions,” recalls Janet.