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Breast cancer patient has life-saving message for others

Rosie Douglas, of Mississippi, is being treated at Froedtert Hospital, and her prognosis is good.


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>> OK, ROSIE. I LOOKED AT ALL OF YOUR WOUNDS. EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE IT’S HEALING WELL. THERE’S NO SIGNS OF INFECTION. TERRY: 64-YEAR-OLD ROSIE DOUGLAS IS FIGHTING AN AGGRESSIVE FORM OF BREAST CANCER THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTS AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN. WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING A CANCER PATIENT, KNOWING THAT THERE’S THIS RISK OF COVID-19 AS WELL? >> OH, THAT HAS REALLY BEEN A TRYING SITUATION FOR ME. BECAUSE I’VE HAD TO TAKE THE COVID TEST THREE TIMES. TERRY: SHE’S ALWAYS TESTED NEGATIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS. BUT AS A CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENT WITH A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM, THERE’S GREATER RISK. ROSIE HAS A SPECIAL MESSAGE. SO, ROSIE, TELL ME WHY YOU WANTED TO TALK TO US TODAY. >> BREAST CANCER IS NOT ONLY WITH WOMEN, BUT MEN ALSO.- JUST TO LET THEM KNOW IF THERE’S ANY SORENESS, YOU FEEL DISCOMFORT, PLEASE GET MEDICAL ATTENTION BECAUSE THAT’S SO IMPORTANT. TERRY: TELL ME WHAT YOUR BODY WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT POTENTIAL CANCER. >> I THOUGHT AT FIRST THAT I HAD PULLED A MUSCLE. TERRY: ROSIE SAYS SHE CAME HERE TO FROEDTERT HOSPITAL FOR A SECOND OPINION, BECAUSE SHE SAYS HER PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR IN ANOTHER STATE TOLD HER THE LUMPS ON HER BREAST AND THE RESULTS OF HER MAMMOGRAM WERE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. >> THIS MAMMOGRAM WAS DONE IN LIKE NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR. AND HE TOLD ME TO COME BACK IN JUNE AND THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE O SO HAD I WAITED TILL JUNE, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN STAGE 4. AND I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SIT HERE AND TALK WITH YOU NOW. BECAUSE I PROBABLY WOULD ALREADY BE DEA TERRY: INSTEAD, ROSIE’S PROGNOSIS IS GOOD. TERRY SATER, WISN 12 NEWS. JOYCE: ROSIE UNDERWE CHEMOTHERAPY FOR TRIPLE NEGATI BREAST C

Breast cancer patient has life-saving message for others

Rosie Douglas, of Mississippi, is being treated at Froedtert Hospital, and her prognosis is good.


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