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MedStar Health Cancer Network - Lumpectomy

Posted: 1:23 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 13:23:17-04

Kathleen Rawlings was in the best shape of her life and training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro when her medical clearance test revealed she had a lump in her breast.

Her team at MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus performed a lumpectomy and a sentinel lymph node biopsy, and then Rawlings was accepted into an immunotherapy study. Between infusions, chemo, surgery, and radiation Rawlings kept a positive attitude and kept hiking.

Rawlings had no symptoms prior to screening and supports all women having a cancer screening. She plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro next year.

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