NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren Shares Her Battle With Breast Cancer | NBC Nightly News

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Kristen Dahlgren credits a report she filed on a breast cancer study with saving her life. She had just had a mammogram, but a few months later noticed a dent in her breast. She’s sharing the story of her diagnosis to help other women who may not know to watch out for symptoms other than lumps. ...



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I wasn't thinking about breast cancer at all. I had just had a mammogram that was negative and then a story i had done a few years ago really saved my life nbc's kristen dahlgren. With more on this, i thought it was just a routine assignment in new breast cancer study. One in six patients have symptoms other than a lump. They remember at the time thinking this story is going to save lives, and i j ...
st had no idea that the life it would save would be mine fast forward to this summer, and i noticed a dent in my breast. It was more like a thickening. It just felt different than everywhere else. I thought back tothat story and i knew that i needed to see a doctor and within a few days i was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer uh. It'S like a kick in the gut. I have a three-year-old. I have a lot to live for and it's definitely been the hardest thing i've ever been through. So here we are at chemo and just been feeling a little tired.

The hair is gone, but it seems that the tumors are shrinking, so it's doing its job. I think, without that story i may have waited, and i can't even think what would have happened if i had waited. I went back to the mayo clinic to see dr. deborah rhodes, thebreast cancer researcher. I interviewed for that story, i'm here, because if you, if this story saved me how many other women are out there in almost every case of a patient who has found her own breast cancer, she will tell me a similar story. I didn't exactly know what i was looking for, but when i noticed it i knew it was important. Dr. rhodes says: pay attention to any changes, dimples thickening discharge and get it checked out. It may be nothing, but for some like me it could be life-saving. My hope tonight, lester is that sharing my story helps. Others know how important it is to pay attention to your body. I know it's noteasy turning the camera on our personal lives.

First of all, i'm so glad you did. How are you doing i'm doing? Well, i have great doctors, they're optimistic, and so so am i hey nbc news fans thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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