Cancer Survivorship: Finding a New Normal
Doris Cardwell is a survivor of inflammatory breast cancer. Her diagnosis in 2007 completely changed the trajectory of her life. While undergoing treatment she co-founded a mentor program for cancer patients. Doris created community events designed to educate, encourage and empower those affected by cancer. Doris quickly became a voice in her community regarding cancer. She raised awareness on issues facing survivors and caregivers as well. She co-founded the 'I Will Survive 5K' in her hometown to raise money for the local survivorship fund. Doris was the first Survivorship Community Outreach Liaison for her local cancer center. As such she combined the patient perspective with her professional experiences. She now lives in Spearfish and is a wife, mother of adult children, writer and lover of all things coffee.
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