Jane Biehl & Sita
“My diagnosis is Myelodysplastic Syndrome, which is cancer of the bone marrow. I have been in treatment since 2010 with two different forms of chemo and recently Procrit shots. I have bone marrow biopsies every six months to track the cancer. When you hear the words, you have cancer, you instinctively know that life will never be the same. Make sure to surround yourself with friends, and tell them what you need, because no one can do this alone.
Growing up with a hearing loss has also shaped my life. It brought my sweet therapy dog, Sita, into my world. We all know how short life is, but it really confronts us with a cancer diagnosis. But, if you start worrying about the future, you waste precious time in the present. Life is short – seize every single minute.”
To learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference for cancer survivors in our community, please visit the Timken Family Cancer Center's page.