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Oklahoma City Breast Cancer Survivor Sarah McLean Shares Her Story

Sarah McLean was only 25 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a lumpectomy, it was discovered the cancer had already spread, so Sarah opted for a double mastectomy.

Eight years after the initial diagnosis, Sarah learned she had cancer again. She had a second lumpectomy and 48 treatments of high-dose radiation. Two years later, she experienced some complications due to radiation, and in 2013 she underwent an invasive surgery called a latissimus-dorsi flap reconstruction.

Sarah's determination to help others and their families through the healing process led her to start a local non-profit called Project31 that offers a variety of monthly support groups and services to embrace, equip, and empower those affected by breast cancer.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, watch the video below to learn more of Sarah's story, or read her book Pink is the New Black: Healing the Hidden Scars of Breast Cancer

 

Two-time breast cancer survivor Sarah McLean

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Sarah McLean

Watch Project31 Founder Sarah Mclean’s powerful story of breast cancer diagnosis and reconstruction.