Dawn Christensen, 42, was diagnosed this month with breast cancer. A mammogram in October revealed an aggressive tumor that had not yet begun to spread. Because this cancer has not yet metastasized, her treatment will be minimal.
"The costs to my insurance company will be minimal as a result. If my insurance was employer-paid, the resulting price increases based on claims experience would be less as a result. My downtime from work will be less as a result. But most importantly, I get to still be a mom during my treatment and survive!"
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(Courtesy Dawn Christensen)