What goes through one’s mind when, sitting uncomfortably across from the doctor, she tells you the words that you knew were coming but still take your breath away? “You have cancer.” Shock, disbelief, fear are just a couple of the thoughts. How do I know? Because my friend Florence told me.

A year ago, she was given that diagnosis. This last year she fought like hell, harder than she ever has for anything in her life. And when we met for a bite to eat last weekend, I asked her if she’d tell me more.

Florence agreed so sit back and watch the first part of her story and you can go here for more on Florence as well as information on anal cancer and HPV. And if you’re a cancer survivor and would like to tell your story, drop me a line at Rene@goodenoughmother.com.