“Cancer taught me about living” – Martha Lanier
Newly Diagnosed? Find out about one survivor’s journey before you start your own. Read about her experiences with a mastectomy and reconstruction using a free TRAM. Become skilled in having an active role regarding your options. Understand the importance of your attitude and your actions.
Friend of Family Member? Appreciate what really matters to the patient, and how you can help. Realize that laughter and connections are vital for recuperation
Physician or Healthcare Worker? See the process from the patient’s perspective. Recognize what is confusing, scary and reassuring.
Although her tumor was small and found during the early stages, Martha Lanier took an aggressive approach in her fight against breast cancer by choosing to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction using an abdominal free TRAM. She proved that decreasing stress, increasing humor and maintaining a positive attitude helped her recover, get into top physical condition and compete in her first triathlon just one year following her surgery.