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Treasure Coast Medical Report
THE GOOD FIGHT
BY DONNA CRARY
Breast cancer survivors share stories of
faith, medical advances and tenacity
Look around in your community and you
probably know someone who has battled
breast cancer. It’s no surprise, as it is the
second leading cause of cancer deaths among
women. More diagnoses are being reported these days. But,
the good news is that deaths from the disease are declining.
Experts attribute the decrease to treatment advances, earlier
detection through screening and increased awareness.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Indian River
Magazine interviewed five people on the Treasure Coast who
have fought breast cancer. Each story is different and special.
If you are expecting to hear about individuals who have been
defeated by unfortunate circumstances, think again. They are
not only brave, they are healthy survivors. Their stories are
full of hope, courage, perseverance and inspiration.
DIANE FRASER — First patient to have cutting-edge
surgery at Martin Health System
Diane Fraser of Port St. Lucie is a healthy 68 year old, who
exercises three times a week in water aerobics and enjoys
spending time with friends in her community. In early
December 2015, she had an annual mammogram and was >>