quote by Erika Slezak

I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don't have it, but it is in my family. I've always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups.

— Erika Slezak

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My mom, she's a breast cancer survivor and because of that I had started getting mammograms once a year, starting at age 30.


Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

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My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.

Obviously, it wasn't meant for me to die of cancer at 40.

Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That's our job as humans.

Winning isn't the end of the world


I personally know women who are Breast Cancer survivors and will do all I can to support the cause. Besides, I love boobies!

I am a breast cancer survivor. I was intrigued to learn how many people prefer to talk to someone if they are familiar with their face, like an actor or a politician. So, I began traveling around the country and doing speeches.

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.

Being a breast cancer survivor, as I like to call myself - it will be twenty years next year - I did it to make it possible for women to do regular self breast examinations. It's really important - and, it makes common sense: you know your body better than the doctor does who only sees you once a year, you know?

I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer.


Cancer has been unfortunately in my life.

My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer.

And I'll tell you, honestly, folks that I talk to, the 2.

5 million breast cancer survivors in America, that I am one of, understand that we're done with insurance companies dropping us or denying us coverage because of - because we have a preexisting condition.

Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don't go get your mammograms.

I laughed more in the hospital than I ever have in my life, making fun of all the weird things that were happening to me.


For people who dont know me, I practiced medicine in Casper, Wyoming for 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, taking care of families in Wyoming. Ive been chief of staff of the largest hospital in our state. My wife is a breast cancer survivor.

We never hid anything from the kids. I feel whole again, I really do. I've told them, 'Mommy's boo-boo is much better now.'

One important thing to know is you're still the same person during it.

I'm more eager than ever to do what I did. I want to do everything.

I've always thought of myself as being a warrior.

When you actually have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight.

I feel so fortunate and grateful to be a survivor of breast cancer. I see it as a gift.


I plan on ... encouraging so many women who are out there, who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it, you can get through this one step at a time.

Don't sit around playing Mr. Tough Guy. Don't say 'It's going to go away'... It's just important - just go get checked out. It's not like you're going to lose your manhood.

Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer - one is a survivor and one passed away.