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“It was a wake up call for sure. There is no guarantee of another day,” said Dallas Stirling, a breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Rod, now make time to travel and spend more time with their family.

Shelby’s Dallas Stirling and her husband, Rod, are well known to many in the Cut Bank area. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dallas agreed to share her breast cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivor.

“I am seven years cancer free! I’m looking forward to many more,” smiled Stirling. She was officially diagnosed in March of 2014 after finding a lump in her left breast while taking a shower. She didn’t waste any time and made an appointment with her doctor.

Stirling was diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer with no tumors being found in her lymph nodes. Concerned about her daughter’s odds of also having cancer, Stirling also had a meeting with a genetic counselor who determined there was no evidence of the BRACA gene.

Early detection played a key part in Stirling’s victory over breast cancer. She emphasized that early detection is vital and that being pro-active in your health and wellness is very important.

To read the complete article, pick up a copy of this week’s issue or subscribe to the Cut Bank Pioneer Press,  Shelby Promoter, Browning Glacier Reporter and The Valierian newspapers at http://www.cutbankpioneerpress.com/site/services/

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