By Drew Carr
Statesman Content Marketing
Karen Thomas, known to friends and family as K.T., has always been serious about preventive health care and leading an active lifestyle. She’s an avid cyclist and power walker. Now retired and in her 70’s, K.T. continues the regular mammogram schedule she’s maintained for nearly 50 years without incident.
But this year’s annual exam in January included addressing unusual discomfort she was feeling. The diagnosis: stage I breast cancer. K.T. instantly knew her strategy for coping with cancer. She would continue, to fullest extent possible, her very active routine. As she had done throughout her life, K.T. was intent on powering through her cancer journey.