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Chris Morelli - November 2015
Linda Lochbaum is passionate about her work in the cancer community, relating the interest to her days spent as a nurse. During her time in a caretaker role, she claims "It really opened my eyes. you take care of cancer patients. It's what you do."
Lochbaum herself was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50, a reversal of roles with her as the patient being cared for. She describes having a better understanding of what her patients had gone through once she was experiencing it herself. As a survivor, Lochbaum decided to apply her firsthand knowledge and got involved with the Cancer Survivor's Association. As she became more involved, she started running a support group and was then approached to be president when the current president stepped down.
As standing president, a great deal of the work is providing support and education. Lochbaum states,"maybe you've got cancer, but you've got a whole other part of your life. You need to work with the positive."
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Original source: www.statecollege.com