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Stephanie Madsen's Journey

Stephanie's Journey to Fight Cervical Cancer

Stephanie Madsen, 27, shared details from her battle with cervical cancer. Read her story in the article Fighting Cancer with Faith and find updates from her treatment below. Stay up to date with Stephanie on her blog, Derailing My Diagnosis

August 8, 2012

My last day!!!

Stephanie Madsen, August 8, 2012

Today is Stephanie's last day of treatment! After six long months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Stephanie is celebrating the end of her long journey. "Today is exciting but I know that I need to continue to keep my mind and faith strong because the battle doesn't end here, it doesn't end until I'm fully in remission," says Stephanie.

After today Stephanie and her husband Matt plan on taking a trip to celebrate! "I want to do something fun, we were going to go to Hawaii but I think we might go to Disneyland!" Stephanie says the biggest thing she will take from this journey is learning just how strong she really is and understanding that you never know what people are going through in their lives. "You never know if the person sitting next to you might have cancer or might be battling an illness. It makes me more aware of others," she explains. Her piece of advice for those still in treatment, "gut it out, there will be days that are tough but keep a positive attitude and don't let every day be a bad day, the end is near!"

July 16, 2012

Only One Cycle Left!

Stephanie Madsen, July 16, 2012

Stephanie couldn't be more excited because she's only one cycle away from being done with her cancer treatments! "The biggest thing I've learned through my journey of battling cancer is how strong and courageous I really am," says Stephanie. Stephanie, 25, was put on a very aggressive six month radiation and chemo treatment for cervical cancer. She says it's been a long journey with ups and downs but her faith keeps her positive and she is looking forward to what's ahead once she "kicks cancer in the butt!"

Read more about Stephanie in the article Fighting Cancer with Faith

Check out her blog at Derailing My Diagnosis