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Athletes Who Won Battle Against Cancer

Athletes Who Won Battle Against Cancer

Shannon Miller

The 7-time Olympic medalist, a mother, a wife—it is just a few things you can say about Shannon Miller. But the most important thing is that she is a brave woman who survived one of the rarest and most dangerous types of cancer.

About six years ago, Ms. Miller was diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer. For some time, the athlete kept this news in secret, until February 2011, when Shannon revealed her diagnosis and told the media about a surgery that took place a month before the event. She had a baseball-sized cyst in one of her ovaries. After the surgery, Ms. Miller had three full cycles of chemotherapy. Only in September 2011, the doctors confirmed that she has a steady remission, and her bill of health was completely clean.

In one of her interviews, Shannon Miller said that at the time when she was fighting against the disease, she tried to act in the same way she acted when she was preparing for the next tournament. Today, she continues to fight against cancer, helping those people who want to survive and live a healthy life again.

On her website, Ms. Miller tells about all the upcoming events and most interesting news. She also gives tips to women on how to prevent or to beat ovarian cancer and live a better, healthier life.

Two years ago, Shannon Miller even joined the Cycle for Survival event, organized by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She inspired people not to stop in their battle and keep moving both in their lives and the unusual marathon started by the MSKCC. For more details, watch the video below.

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