From Fur Babies to Chemo: Amanda’s Breast Cancer Journey
This week Bri and Jer are joined by Amanda Vegter, a 4th-year veterinary student at Colorado State University who found out she had Stage II breast cancer during her studies. She shares how she discovered a lump but didn’t get it checked out because she was “too busy” (I mean, hey… Vet school is busy). After travelling to Africa and contracting tick bite fever, Amanda decided to get it checked and was diagnosed. She goes into the effects of forced/early menopause and how they’re often overlooked in breast cancer treatment. Amanda reveals how they were nearly as bad, if not worse than the cancer treatment itself, which no one warned her about.
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