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Cando Woman Writes Book about her Breast Cancer Journey

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A local woman who fought her way through breast cancer shares her journey with the world. After documenting her battle, and those who helped her through it, Cindy Eggl's book is now on store shelves.

Cindy says she did every preventative measure possible, including a baseline mammogram at the age of 35, annual mammograms starting at the age of 40, all which came back as clear, including one in May, 2010, 11 months before being diagnosed.

After months of pain under her arm, Cindy finally went to get it checked out and in 2011 was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. Her doctor believes the cancer may have been growing for two to four years, and made it through several screenings, exams and appointments before it was found.

Cindy says she understands those appointments can be scary, but they are crucial to women and men, and suggests using your support network to get you through. 

"Go with a friend, make your appointments next to each other and then do something, a group of friends of a buddy system or whatever," Cindy says as she explains a method that worked for her. "It's really important to do that. The sooner you catch breast cancer the better chance of your survival, the less trauma that you go through."

She now talks about the importance of having a positive outlook through the breast cancer journey, and on life.

"When I was diagnosed I wanted to handle it with a sense of humor. I didn't want to give one inch to cancer, that's why I continue to work, that's why I continue to put a smile on face everyday," she explains. "I just wanted the people around me to know that I was going to stay strong through it. At the end of the day you have to look toward the future and that's how you get through something."

Boundless Blessings and God's Grace, My Journey Through Breast Cancer can be purchased as an e-book or hard copy. She will be doing a book signing Thursday, September 12 at the Dr. James Carlson Library on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo. The event starts at 6:30. She also has several other book signings in the area coming up in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.

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