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Five years later: Three women talk about breast cancer journey and how it shapes their lives

Three women talk about breast cancer journey and how it shapes their lives

Breast cancer survivors who The Gazette has been following since 1995, and writing about every five years. In the top photos, from left are: Debi Tebano, Claudette Martin-Howard and Doreen Gabriele.
Below, from 2005 are, clockwise from top left, Gabriele, Elsie Willendrup, Martin-Howard and  Tebano pose for a photograph, the last time Bjornland checked in with them.
(Top photo: Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer; bottom photo: Gazette file photo)
Breast cancer survivors who The Gazette has been following since 1995, and writing about every five years. In the top photos, from left are: Debi Tebano, Claudette Martin-Howard and Doreen Gabriele. Below, from 2005 are, clockwise from top left, Gabriele, Elsie Willendrup, Martin-Howard and Tebano pose for a photograph, the last time Bjornland checked in with them. (Top photo: Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer; bottom photo: Gazette file photo)
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Fifteen years ago, The Gazette interviewed six breast cancer patients. The women had different surgeries and treatments, they were different ages and led different lives, but each shared their story to help other women learn about breast cancer. Draped in pink fabric, the six brave women also posed for individual photos that appeared on Page One as “Portraits of Survival,” from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 1995. On the first day, there were Doreen Gabriele ...


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