Survivor Support

Learning more about Cancer Recurrence and Prevention - 2016

Cancer survivors have a haunting fear that even when you’re convinced your cancer is “gone”, there’s a chance it will return.  I have observed countless times how anxious “survivors” are as they have gone to take their tests, and pray that the “C” word is not back.  If you think cancer is not going to impact you think again. We know that almost 12 million Americans are cancer survivors, that means 1 in 25 people have had cancer.  I come from a big Samoan family, with lots more than 25 people. 

 

Loretta Talolo's Survivor Story

Cancer is often referred to as a ‘disease of old age’ because it primarily develops during the 40’s and 50’s and becomes symptomatic in the 60’s and 70’s.  However, cancer is also known as the ‘disease that does not discriminate’.

American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition Publishes Loretta Talolo's Survivor Story Online

Publication Date: 
August 3, 2009

Cancer is often referred to as a ‘disease of old age’ because it primarily develops during the 40’s and 50’s and becomes symptomatic in the 60’s and 70’s.  However, cancer is also known as the ‘disease that does not discriminate’. It can develop at any age, despite race, ethnicity, social or economic status.

Loretta Talolo was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 29.

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