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Cancer Taught Me: Shadette Brittingham’s Story

Cancer taught me that I can be vulnerable and strong. I can be scared and secure. I can be worried and confident…. And, I can be these things all at the same time. Cancer taught me that there are no rules; there is no ONE way to feel. I learned that I still have a life to live. Cancer taught me that we all really are the same. We all are really in this together – patients, providers, caregivers, family, and friends. To touch one is to touch us all. Cancer taught me that regardless of all of the words I can use to describe who or what I AM; I know what I AM NOT…. I am NOT a victim!

I had cancer but cancer did not have me.


 - Shadette Brittingham, breast cancer survivor

Cancer Taught Me

Cancer Taught Me

Cancer Taught Me explores the stories of patients who received treatment at Beebe's Tunnell Cancer Center. The stories are in their own words.