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First Person – Marjorie Cotton Supple

First Person
Marjorie Cotton Supple
Breast cancer survivor offers wisdom at Faulkner satellite center

After successful treatment at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Faulkner Hospital, Marjorie Cotton Supple joined the Patient Family Advisory Council to support others going through cancer treatment.

My breast cancer journey began two years ago. Looking back on my diagnosis, my first thought was: Why me?
How could this be, I wondered, when I had been feeling great and on top of the world?

Tags: chemotherapy, Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center, Faulkner Hospital, Featured, mammograms, radiation


PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Sisters face, fight breast cancer together

By Meredith Holford
GateHouse News Service

Throughout her childhood, East Mansfield resident Linda Wallace and her younger sister, MaryAnn McCaslin of Dedham, had the usual sibling rivalry. Only 20 months apart in age, Wallace said they each wanted what the other one had.
“We’ve always been very competitive,” Wallace said over coffee, on her 28th wedding anniversary.
But they never expected what they actually would end up sharing as adults — breast cancer.
Wallace brought with her to the coffee shop a photograph of herself, her sister, and a group of cousins who had taken a trip to Anguilla …


Michael Johnston Spreading the word for men with breast cancer

A woman noticed the front of Michael Johnston’s T-shirt as he got on the Dana building elevator, and smiled.
“Very cute,” she said upon noting the credo “Real Men Wear Pink” across his chest.
Johnston returned the grin, and then surprised the woman by pointing at his chest and replying:
“I only fill it out half-way, you know — really.”
It’s that unique circumstance that has Johnston visiting Dana-Farber these days: breast cancer treatment.

Tags: Beth Overmover, breast cancer warning signs, Dana-Farber, Faulkner Hospital, lumpectomy, male breast cancer, mammogram, mastectomy, MD, Michael Johnston, radiation, reconstructive surgery