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Marla Barrett

Location

Bremerton, WA
United States
Marla Barrett
Cancer type (NET): 
Carcinoid
Diagnosis Year: 
2008
How I survive cancer: 

I went in to see my Gyno for my annual exam. It had been three years since my last one. My right side was very tender when she did a vaginal ultrasound. She did an abdominal ultrasound and there was a huge cyst, full of fluid. I went in two days later to have that removed. That surgery went well, my dr. told me she removed my appendix because it looked funny. I recovered and went home, that's when I received the call. My appendix came back positive with a 5.5cm tumor!! I had to go straight to the hospital to have a right hemicolectomy, lymph nodes removed. So far I am clean.

How I fight for a cure: 

I talk about this type of cancer educating myself and others. Age does not matter. I also walked and raised money for the Relay for Life.

My caring words of encouragement: 

I love the trees, the leaves, the water, the sky. I love everything. This is what I said standing at the hospital window. I love life.

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