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Drivers for Survivors with Sherry Higgs

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Drivers for Survivors with Sherry Higgs

Mel sits down with Survivor Sherry Higgs. When Sherry was going through her own cancer treatment she noticed the need for Drivers for Survivors. She saw other survivors sitting alone in doctors offices. Knowing that there was a need she founded Drivers for Survivors, an organization that finds drivers for survivors going through treatment. Right now Drivers for Survivors is only in the Northern California area, but this organization is one that is needed in every state. Sherry is looking for a grant writer as well as other assistance. You wont want to miss this interview with this fun, amazing survivor available on demand now. 

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Six months after Sherry Higgs had a breast ultrasound screening and received the all-clear, the Fremont woman woke up one morning in 2010 and noticed redness and rippling of the skin in her left breast. She immediately headed to an urgent-care clinic, where a doctor assured her it was probably an infection and referred her for an MRI two days later. In the MRI department, Higgs insisted on having a biopsy, so the diagnosis came quickly. She had an aggressive and relatively rare form of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.

"I didn't know what it was. Even after I knew what it was, nobody I knew knew what it was." Higgs learned that a tumor had been lurking under a cyst and that the disease had spread to my lymph nodes. She underwent chemotherapy, followed by a double mastectomy and radiation.

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About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog www.Thecancerwarrior.blogspot.com has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by blogs.com.  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.