Local 10 News’ Janine Stanwood shares her story of beating breast cancer

Local 10 News’ Janine Stanwood shares her story of beating breast cancer


THEY ARE ALSO SENDING FLIGHTS
FOR THEIR CITIZENS. FOR THEIR CITIZENS.
>>BREAST CANCER IS A LIFE>>BREAST CANCER IS A LIFE
CHANGING DIAGNOSIS FOR HUNDREDS CHANGING DIAGNOSIS FOR HUNDREDS
OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND MEN OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND MEN
EACH YEAR HERE IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR HERE IN THE U.S.
THAT WAS A REALITY OF THE THAT WAS A REALITY OF THE
BELOVED MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY. BELOVED MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY.
>>Nicole: TONIGHT A UP CLOSE>>Nicole: TONIGHT A UP CLOSE
AND PERSONAL LOOK AT HER STORY AND PERSONAL LOOK AT HER STORY
OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL. OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL.
AS SHE WILL TELL YOU SHE IS ONE AS SHE WILL TELL YOU SHE IS ONE
OF THE LUCKY ONES. OF THE LUCKY ONES.
>>I AM SURPRISED AT HOW CALM I>>I AM SURPRISED AT HOW CALM I
FEEL. FEEL.
>>HOW DO YOU FEEL.>>HOW DO YOU FEEL.
>>IT IS 5:00 A.M., AND WE ARE>>IT IS 5:00 A.M., AND WE ARE
HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL. HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL.
I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE SURGERY, I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE SURGERY,
BECAUSE I HAD BREAST CANCER. BECAUSE I HAD BREAST CANCER.
>>I THINK IT IS JUST THAT I>>I THINK IT IS JUST THAT I
HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT FOR HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT FOR
MORE THAN A MONTH NOW. MORE THAN A MONTH NOW.
TEN NOW THAT IT IS HERE, I AM TEN NOW THAT IT IS HERE, I AM
LIKE READY. LIKE READY.
>>LET’S GET ON WITH IT.>>LET’S GET ON WITH IT.
>>YEAH, GET ON WITH IT.>>YEAH, GET ON WITH IT.
>>ONE OF THE BIGGEST PARTS OF>>ONE OF THE BIGGEST PARTS OF
THEIR JOB IS EDUCATING THE THEIR JOB IS EDUCATING THE
PUBLIC. PUBLIC.
>>A LOT OF OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE>>A LOT OF OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE
TAKING THAT STANCE AS WELL. TAKING THAT STANCE AS WELL.
>>YOU CAN SEE ONE GUNSHOT>>YOU CAN SEE ONE GUNSHOT
IMPACT I HAVE BEEN REPORTING IMPACT I HAVE BEEN REPORTING
STORIES FOR A LONG TIME. STORIES FOR A LONG TIME.
>>THESE ARE M.R.ES.>>THESE ARE M.R.ES.
>>BUT MY OWN STORY IS PROBABLY>>BUT MY OWN STORY IS PROBABLY
LIKE SOME OF YOURS. LIKE SOME OF YOURS.
AND MY FAMILY BREAST CANCER AND MY FAMILY BREAST CANCER
EVERYWHERE. EVERYWHERE.
MY MOM HAD IT. MY MOM HAD IT.
MY DAD’S SISTER HAD IT. MY DAD’S SISTER HAD IT.
IT IS STRIKE COUSINS AND GREAT IT IS STRIKE COUSINS AND GREAT
AUNTS. AUNTS.
SO I DID MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST SO I DID MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST
ULTRASOUNDS EVERY YEAR. ULTRASOUNDS EVERY YEAR.
THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CLEAR. THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CLEAR.
BUT LAST FALL, I ALSO HAD AN MR, BUT LAST FALL, I ALSO HAD AN MR,
I, AND IT SAW WHAT THE OTHER I, AND IT SAW WHAT THE OTHER
SCREENINGS MISSED. SCREENINGS MISSED.
EARLY STAGE CANCER. EARLY STAGE CANCER.
CALLED DUCK TAIL CARCINOMA. CALLED DUCK TAIL CARCINOMA.
ALSO KNOWN AS D.C.I.S. ALSO KNOWN AS D.C.I.S.
>>AND IT WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE>>AND IT WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE
THE FINDING ON THE MRI COMPARED THE FINDING ON THE MRI COMPARED
TO THE OTHER IMAGING STUDIES. TO THE OTHER IMAGING STUDIES.
>>THIS IS MY DOCTOR.>>THIS IS MY DOCTOR.
DIRECTOR OF BREAST SURGICAL DIRECTOR OF BREAST SURGICAL
ONCOLOGY AT SYLVESTER ONCOLOGY AT SYLVESTER
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER. COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER.
>>THE AREA THAT WAS INVOLVED>>THE AREA THAT WAS INVOLVED
APPEARED TO BE FROM ABOUT TWO TO APPEARED TO BE FROM ABOUT TWO TO
4:00, AND BASIC WILL I FROM THE 4:00, AND BASIC WILL I FROM THE
FRONT OF THE BREAST TO THE BACK FRONT OF THE BREAST TO THE BACK
OF THE BREAST. OF THE BREAST.
SO IT WAS A VERY EXTENSIVE AREA. SO IT WAS A VERY EXTENSIVE AREA.
IN OTHER WORDS, THE CANCER WAS IN OTHER WORDS, THE CANCER WAS
BIG. BIG.
THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS A THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS A
MASTECTOMY, THAT WAS A GUT MASTECTOMY, THAT WAS A GUT
CHECK. CHECK.
>>I THINK FOR A LOT OF WOMEN,>>I THINK FOR A LOT OF WOMEN,
IT IS A SHOCK WHEN I TELL THEM IT IS A SHOCK WHEN I TELL THEM
THAT I THINK THEY NEED A THAT I THINK THEY NEED A
MASTECTOMY. MASTECTOMY.
>>BECAUSE OF FAMILY HISTORY,>>BECAUSE OF FAMILY HISTORY,
AND DENSE TISSUE THAT MAKES AND DENSE TISSUE THAT MAKES
CANCER HARDER TO DETECT, I CANCER HARDER TO DETECT, I
DECIDED TO HAVE MY OTHER BREAST DECIDED TO HAVE MY OTHER BREAST
REMOVED AS WELL. YOU CAN’T GIVE REMOVED AS WELL. YOU CAN’T GIVE
THE PATIENT FALSE EXPECTATIONS. THE PATIENT FALSE EXPECTATIONS.
THAT’S HARD. THAT’S HARD.
YOU’D LIKE TO SAY THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SAY THAT
EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE AND WE EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE AND WE
CAN GET YOU BACK TO NORMAL. CAN GET YOU BACK TO NORMAL.
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE QUICKER ON THE OTHER HAND, THE QUICKER
BEGET YOU BACK TO A SENSE OF BEGET YOU BACK TO A SENSE OF
FEELING WHOLE AGAIN I THINK IS FEELING WHOLE AGAIN I THINK IS
VERY BENEFICIAL. VERY BENEFICIAL.
>>I FEEL PRETTY GOOD.>>I FEEL PRETTY GOOD.
>>HERE IS THE THING.>>HERE IS THE THING.
I AM TERRIBLE AT LETTING MY I AM TERRIBLE AT LETTING MY
FEELING SHOW. FEELING SHOW.
>>OKAY, SO MY HAIR LOOKS GREAT.>>OKAY, SO MY HAIR LOOKS GREAT.
>>HUE MONOIS USUALLY HOW I>>HUE MONOIS USUALLY HOW I
COPE. COPE.
THAT’S NOT EXACTLY BRAVE. THAT’S NOT EXACTLY BRAVE.
EMOTIONS HAVE A WAY OF SNEAKING EMOTIONS HAVE A WAY OF SNEAKING
UP LATER ON. UP LATER ON.
>>I AM NEVER UP THIS EARLY.>>I AM NEVER UP THIS EARLY.
AND SO THE MORNING OF SURGERY, AND SO THE MORNING OF SURGERY,
AS WE MAKE OUR WAY INTO THE AS WE MAKE OUR WAY INTO THE
HOSPITAL, IT ALL FEELS SURREAL. HOSPITAL, IT ALL FEELS SURREAL.
>>OKAY.>>OKAY.
>>LITTLE NERVOUS.>>LITTLE NERVOUS.
BUT LOOK, I HAVE WARM AIR. BUT LOOK, I HAVE WARM AIR.
AND THE NURSES HAVE BEEN REALLY AND THE NURSES HAVE BEEN REALLY
NICE. NICE.
I AM SURROUNDED BY MY TAMP. I AM SURROUNDED BY MY TAMP.
I GET, MAAED UP. I GET, MAAED UP.
THE WHOLE THING TOOK NEARLY THE WHOLE THING TOOK NEARLY
EIGHT HOURS. EIGHT HOURS.
OKAY, BABY AFTER SEVEN AND A OKAY, BABY AFTER SEVEN AND A
HALF HOUR SURGERY. HALF HOUR SURGERY.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING? HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
>>A LITTLE SORE.>>A LITTLE SORE.
SO HAPPY. SO HAPPY.
I AM SO HAPPY. I AM SO HAPPY.
I AM SO RELIEVED IT IS OVER. I AM SO RELIEVED IT IS OVER.
>>AN INFECTION SCARE MEANT MORE>>AN INFECTION SCARE MEANT MORE
HOSPITAL TIME AND I.V. HOSPITAL TIME AND I.V.
ANTIBIOTICS BY I COULD GO HOME. ANTIBIOTICS BY I COULD GO HOME.
>>LET’S GET OUT OF HERE.>>LET’S GET OUT OF HERE.
>>YES.>>YES.
>>AND SINCE MY CANCER WAS NOT>>AND SINCE MY CANCER WAS NOT
INVASIVE, I DID NOT NEED INVASIVE, I DID NOT NEED
CHEMOTHERAPY, I WAS INCREDIBLY CHEMOTHERAPY, I WAS INCREDIBLY
LUCKY. LUCKY.
>>DOCTORS SAY MAMMOGRAMS ARE>>DOCTORS SAY MAMMOGRAMS ARE
THE STANDARD FOR MOST PEOPLE. THE STANDARD FOR MOST PEOPLE.
ULTRASOUNDS ARE ADDED IF A WOMAN ULTRASOUNDS ARE ADDED IF A WOMAN
HAS DEBS BREASTS LIKE I HAD. HAS DEBS BREASTS LIKE I HAD.
BUT IF SHE ALSO HAS A STRONG BUT IF SHE ALSO HAS A STRONG
HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER, LIKE HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER, LIKE
ME, SHE IS CONSIDERED HIGH ME, SHE IS CONSIDERED HIGH
ENOUGH RISK FOR A SUPPLEMENT ENOUGH RISK FOR A SUPPLEMENT
CALL MRI THAT’S WHY MINE WAS CALL MRI THAT’S WHY MINE WAS
RECOMMENDED. RECOMMENDED.
>>I THINK HAVING THE MR, I>>I THINK HAVING THE MR, I
HELPS YOU BECAUSE WE FOUND IT HELPS YOU BECAUSE WE FOUND IT
EARLY. EARLY.
>>STUDIES HAVE MADE HEADLINES>>STUDIES HAVE MADE HEADLINES
CAN SHOW IT CAN BETTER DETECT CAN SHOW IT CAN BETTER DETECT
EARLY CANCER IN SOME, BUT THEY EARLY CANCER IN SOME, BUT THEY
ARE NOT WIDELY USED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WIDELY USED BECAUSE THEY
ARE EXPENSIVE AND SO CBS TIFF ARE EXPENSIVE AND SO CBS TIFF
THEY CAN PICK UP FALSE THEY CAN PICK UP FALSE
POSITIVES. POSITIVES.
>>IN MY CASE, THAT MRI SAVED>>IN MY CASE, THAT MRI SAVED
ME. ME.
LOOKING BACK, I AM REALLY LOOKING BACK, I AM REALLY
GRATEFUL. GRATEFUL.
REAMLY GRATEFUL. REAMLY GRATEFUL.
>>I AM ABLE TO THANK MY>>I AM ABLE TO THANK MY
SURGEONS AND THE PHYSICAL SURGEONS AND THE PHYSICAL
THERAPIST WHOSE HEALED ME, AND I THERAPIST WHOSE HEALED ME, AND I
GOT A GLIMPSE AT THE SUFFERING GOT A GLIMPSE AT THE SUFFERING
THIS DISEASE INFLICTS. THIS DISEASE INFLICTS.
ON TO SO MANY OTHERS. ON TO SO MANY OTHERS.
>>MOST PATIENTS COME TO THE>>MOST PATIENTS COME TO THE
CLINIC THEY ARE FRIGHTENED. CLINIC THEY ARE FRIGHTENED.
THEY ARE SCARES THEY ARE GOING THEY ARE SCARES THEY ARE GOING
TO TIE. TO TIE.
>>I AM NOT LIVING THE>>I AM NOT LIVING THE
EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE.
BUT I AM TRYING TO HELP THE BUT I AM TRYING TO HELP THE
PATIENT GET THROUGH IT. PATIENT GET THROUGH IT.
>>JUST TRYING TO HELP THEM>>JUST TRYING TO HELP THEM
UNDERSTAND WE WILL BE THERE WITH UNDERSTAND WE WILL BE THERE WITH
THEM THROUGH THE WHOLE THEM THROUGH THE WHOLE
EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE.
>>IT IS JANUARY 26TH.>>IT IS JANUARY 26TH.
IT IS EXACTLY TWO MONTHS SINCE IT IS EXACTLY TWO MONTHS SINCE
THE DIE BEFORE MY SURGERY. THE DIE BEFORE MY SURGERY.
>>AND I AM FINE.>>AND I AM FINE.
I AM SO HAPPY. I AM SO HAPPY.
>>LIKE I AM FINE.>>LIKE I AM FINE.
>>GOOD.>>GOOD.
IT IS AMAZING. IT IS AMAZING.
>>AND I NEVER USED TO CRY.>>AND I NEVER USED TO CRY.
BUT I AM CRYING NOW. BUT I AM CRYING NOW.
AND THESE ARE TEARS OF JOY. AND THESE ARE TEARS OF JOY.
>>IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.>>IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.
SO I HAVE SCARS NOW. SO I HAVE SCARS NOW.
BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT. BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT.
MY PROGNOSIS IS GREAT. MY PROGNOSIS IS GREAT.
AND I AM SO THANKFUL BECAUSE AND I AM SO THANKFUL BECAUSE
KILLS. KILLS.
I KNEW THAT I HAD TO SHARE MY I KNEW THAT I HAD TO SHARE MY
STORY AFTER SO MANY BRAVE STORY AFTER SO MANY BRAVE
SURVIVORS SHARED THEIR OWN SURVIVORS SHARED THEIR OWN
STORIES WITH ME. STORIES WITH ME.
SO THAT I WOULDN’T FEEL ALONE. SO THAT I WOULDN’T FEEL ALONE.
AND THIS IS NO DOUBT, MY — TO AND THIS IS NO DOUBT, MY — TO
PAY IT BACK. PAY IT BACK.
>>Louie: WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE>>Louie: WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE
YOU HERE. YOU HERE.
>>AND YOU ARE SO SO STRONG.>>AND YOU ARE SO SO STRONG.
LIKE I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT LIKE I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT
BEFORE. BEFORE.
BUT MY GOSH. BUT MY GOSH.
THIS HAS CHANGED ME. THIS HAS CHANGED ME.
AND I AM TELLING YOU I WANT AND I AM TELLING YOU I WANT
PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT IT IS OKAY PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT IT IS OKAY
TO ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR TO ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR
DOCTORS. DOCTORS.
DON’T BE EMBASED OF YOUR BODIES. DON’T BE EMBASED OF YOUR BODIES.
DON’T BE AFRAID. DON’T BE AFRAID.
>>Nicole: SO YOU HAD THE>>Nicole: SO YOU HAD THE
MAMMOGRAMS EVERY YEAR. MAMMOGRAMS EVERY YEAR.
>>YES, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT>>YES, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT
THIS. I ALWAYS GET MAMMOGRAMS I THIS. I ALWAYS GET MAMMOGRAMS I
GET ULTRASOUNDS. GET ULTRASOUNDS.
I NEVER FELT ANYTHING. I NEVER FELT ANYTHING.
NEVER FELT A LUMP, I NEVER SAW NEVER FELT A LUMP, I NEVER SAW
ANYTHING. ANYTHING.
IT WASN’T UNTIL I GOT THAT MRI IT WASN’T UNTIL I GOT THAT MRI
BECAUSE I WAS CONSIDERED HIGH BECAUSE I WAS CONSIDERED HIGH
RISK THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND RISK THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND
IT. IT.
>>YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS.>>YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS.
SHAYING YOUR STORY, HOW DO YOU SHAYING YOUR STORY, HOW DO YOU
FEEL NOW THAT YOU HAVE SHARED FEEL NOW THAT YOU HAVE SHARED
YOUR STORY WITH THE WORLD? YOUR STORY WITH THE WORLD?
THIS IS PART OF YOUR JOURNEY. THIS IS PART OF YOUR JOURNEY.
>>IT IS.>>IT IS.
I AM GETTING SO MUCH FEEDBACK. I AM GETTING SO MUCH FEEDBACK.
AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL. AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL.
I THINK MY LIFE HAS CHANGED. I THINK MY LIFE HAS CHANGED.
>>OF COURSE.>>OF COURSE.
>>I FEEL STRONGER, I FEEL>>I FEEL STRONGER, I FEEL
BETTER. BETTER.
I LOOK AT OTHERS AND I SEE I LOOK AT OTHERS AND I SEE
STRENGTH IN THEIR EYES. STRENGTH IN THEIR EYES.
SO THIS IS A THING WE NEED TO SO THIS IS A THING WE NEED TO
CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT. CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT.
>>AND I WILL SAY MICHAEL, YOUR>>AND I WILL SAY MICHAEL, YOUR
HUSBAND WHO IS HERE. HUSBAND WHO IS HERE.
HE TOOK TIME OFF TO BE WITH YOU, HE TOOK TIME OFF TO BE WITH YOU,
AND HE JUST LOVES YOU SO MUCH. AND HE JUST LOVES YOU SO MUCH.
>>YES.>>YES.
UNFORTUNATELY HE WAS THE UNFORTUNATELY HE WAS THE
VIDEOGRAPHER, BUT WE FELT IT WAS VIDEOGRAPHER, BUT WE FELT IT WAS
REALLY IMPORTANT TO DOCUMENT, REALLY IMPORTANT TO DOCUMENT,
EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.
BECAUSE IF I FELT LIKE — IF I BECAUSE IF I FELT LIKE — IF I
AM SHARING MY STORY, THE WOMEN AM SHARING MY STORY, THE WOMEN
THAT SHARE THEIR CITIES WITH ME THAT SHARE THEIR CITIES WITH ME
THERE WAS NO SUGAR COATING. THERE WAS NO SUGAR COATING.
I WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING. I WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING.
AND THAT’S WHAT I TRIED TO DO. AND THAT’S WHAT I TRIED TO DO.
>>Calvin: AND YOU ARE HELPING>>Calvin: AND YOU ARE HELPING
SO MANY. SO MANY.
AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.
>>Reporter: I LOVE YOU GUYS>>Reporter: I LOVE YOU GUYS
TOO. TOO.
QUICK THING, FRIDAY WE WILL QUICK THING, FRIDAY WE WILL
DOING A FACEBOOK LIVE WITH THE DOING A FACEBOOK LIVE WITH THE
SYLVESTER ONCOLOGIES, FRIDAY AT SYLVESTER ONCOLOGIES, FRIDAY AT
NOON. NOON.
THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHOA THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHOA
HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY HAVE HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY HAVE
QUESTIONS THEY WANT TO DO A QUESTIONS THEY WANT TO DO A
LITTLE Q&A, SO CHECK US OUT

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