Gracene Petersen, 88, of Aberdeen had a mastectomy March 3, 1998.
She took Tamoxifen for five years and has taken Femara since then. Though she's a survivor of breast and colon cancer (in 1996), she said she never had chemotherapy. When asked why she chose not to get chemo, she said she had said a prayer, and when the surgeon performed the mastectomy, he said he got it.
She set up an appointment for a shunt in her shoulder in preparation for chemo. But the morning of the procedure, she said she woke up and decided she wasn't going to do chemotherapy. She's been cancer free since. The prayer, she said, made a difference. "I think prayer always helps."
— Elissa Dickey, American News
Prayer always helps
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