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Ed Duerr Team in Training Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Ed Duerr Team in Training Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Mel sits down with friend Ed Duerr, a Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia survivor. You haven't heard of that cancer? That is because only 3 out of a million people per year get Waldenstrom's. Ed talks about his survivorship story, how he beat the odds, and why he is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Ed also discusses his fundraising efforts with the LLS, how the Team in Training helped him to prepare to run a 10K. If you would like to donate to Ed's fundraising page you can do so here. It's all about paying it forward and helping others on this episode of The Cancer Warrior.

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In 2006 Ed Duerr was diagnosed Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, an incurable form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The "fighter" within Ed refused to accept that he could not beat this disease. So he & his Dr. assembled a team of specialists – a nutritionist, a naturopath, a psychoneuroimmunologist, and a host of nurses and other medical practitioners and, most importantly, his friends & family. On September 21, 2009 he was declared in remission and he completed his half marathon (13.1 miles) with his daughter on December 12th of that same year. On March 15, 2010 he was declared cancer free from an incurable cancer. 

Ed has his own photography business and is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

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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.