Decorating December Survivor Style: Tinsel, Garland, & (Pink!) Ribbons

“You think that if you have cancer you would have other symptoms.” While a fair thought, this is not always the case as our December Survivor learned. See, “other symptoms” are not needed when you already have one (a lump!) and in many other cases, there are no symptoms at all (which is why we encourage early detection screenings). But at 34, Kimaya Salaskar Thakrar indeed had a symptom. “The lump did not hurt so how bad could it be?” she recalled thinking. However, after ignoring it for months, a mammogram and ultrasound soon revealed that even painless lumps, or seemingly harmless symptoms, are indeed still symptoms. Kimaya was diagnosed with HER2 Positive breast cancer. As the American Ca

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