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From surviving to thriving: One woman’s story

This week, in honor of two months dedicated to women's cancer awareness, we feature the story of survivor Paula Pretlow. After being successfully treated for breast cancer at the Stanford Women's Cancer Center, Pretlow learned how to slow down and more fully appreciate the things in life that bring her joy. "When I hear the word 'survivor,' [I think] 'Okay, what's next?'" she said. "I've moved through the surviving to thriving."

Previously: "Cancer will always be with me": How one patient lives with her diagnosis and Following a cancer diagnosis, finding the strength to just keep running

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