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Coping with Cancer - Missy's Story

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Posted 10/13/2014

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It's a diagnosis no one is ready to hear: cancer. Missy heard it when she was in her 20s and expecting her first child. She and her baby both survived and Missy survived another round of cancer and treatment. Through it all, she found it important to rely on others. For example, her mother became the designated note taker at doctors' appointments. She says it was very important to take notes during what can be overwhelming and often complicated discussions with doctors and nurses. She also discusses coping with the side effects of treatment; like losing her hair. More information about cancer support and treatment programs can be found online at or by calling The Nebraska Medical Center at 1-800-922-0000