Jamie was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in 2003 at the age of 65. Her treatment of this cancer included lumpectomy with radiation. Jamie is a proud grandmother of 2 girls and 2 boys. Enjoying retirement from her career as a microbiologist, Jamie finds it rewarding to volunteer for the Breast Center supporting women undergoing procedures in Breast Imaging. She also volunteers as a non-affiliated alternate member of a university Institutional Research Board.
Advice to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
With wonderful family and medical support systems, the journey is doable.
Being a breast cancer survivor has changed me
My eyes have been opened to the wonderful friendships that I have made through the years. I say "I love you" more often. I am not putting off things I want to do-especially traveling.
As a volunteer in Breast Imaging, I hope
to be seen as a supporter who understands the fear. I can offer hope and encouragement because I, too, am traveling the same journey