Poem by Megan-Claire Chase / Art by Masha Chernova
Megan-Claire Chase. Blogger, motivational speaker, cancer advocate. Diagnosed at 39. ILC, Stage II, ER+, PR+. Megsie is a breast cancer warrior currently NED (no evidence of disease). She was diagnosed with Stage IIA Invasive Lobular, ER+/PR+ and HER2- in September 2015 and finished active treatment two days before her 40th birthday in 2016. She was medically induced into menopause in February 2017 due to complications with post treatment. She has a media, marketing and theatre background. Megsie is a true STEEL magnolia in every sense of the word and a single girl living in Atlanta, GA. She has a cat, Nathan Edgar, who IS her child.
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