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Cancer Interviews

Aug 9, 2021

Michelle Beck has survived breast cancer not once but twice.  Because of a family history of breast cancer, she had an inkling that she, too, would be diagnosed, and that if she were diagnosed, she would get a mastectomy.

In 2012, Michelle was diagnosed, but when she saw her diagnosis was a treatable ER-PR+/HER2-, she changed her mind and opted for a lumpectomy.  However, she was diagnosed again in 2017, and this time sought a bilateral mastectomy with full reconstruction.

She has gone into remission and seeks to help others through her involvement with the support group Breast Friends of Oregon.  After beginning as a volunteer, Michelle is now on staff at Breast Friends, and hosts the weekly Breast Friends Cancer Support Network podcast.