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A look at Tina's story

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Tina Feldt was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer in March and is now entering the last phase of treatments.

Although she doesn't look much like a cancer patient, she will begin radiation shortly. 

"That will last seven weeks and then I'll have some recovery time before undergoing additional surgeries in the spring," said Feldt.

Feldt credits her healthy attitude to a happy family. Her husband comes with her to every round of chemotherapy, while her oldest son designed special wristbands with "Team Tina" on the front and "We believe" on the back.

"I've had some of the top healthcare professionals helping me and I have a solid foundation of faith. All of this has gotten me through this very tough journey," said Feldt.

Feldt's cancer is a mystery.
 
Breast cancer doesn't run in her family tree and she doesn't even carry the gene that would make her a likely candidate for it. 
In fact, earlier mammograms came out clean.

"That's why at first I really wasn't too concerned. I thought it was a cyst and I knew I didn't have any of the risk factors associated with cancer," said Feldt.

In the past, Feldt got involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink and donating to research, but this year going pink has taken on a whole new meaning for her.

For the first time ever, she's walking the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as part of Team Tina.

"My hope is to serve as a beacon of hope for other patients and families, because despite having a somewhat difficult to treat form of breast cancer, I'm cancer free," said Feldt.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is going pink with the "19th Annual Race for a Cure" on Nov. 2.
 
This year the race kicks off at Mall St. Vincent and runs through South Highland.

To learn more, visit race@komennwla.org or call 318-751-RACE.

 

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