Heather Farr, who tried to make a comeback on the LPGA Tour this year after breast cancer surgery in 1989, has had a recurrence of the disease and will undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
“My breast cancer has returned inside the bone,” Farr, 25, said Wednesday. “There is a spot in the back of my skull and a spot in a back vertebrae.”
The former Arizona State player was coming off her most successful year on the LPGA Tour when her condition was diagnosed as breast cancer in July of 1989, and she underwent a mastectomy. She received a clean bill of health this summer, but she had to stop golfing in November because of a pain in her back. Now she finds that even common chores are becoming difficult. Still she is hopeful.
“They caught it at such an early stage that all my organs are functioning perfectly and have no traces of disease,” she said.
Farr will begin chemotherapy, probably next week, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for about six weeks and then will move on to the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver for the bone marrow transplant.