Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer and author who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer 13 years ago. Her memoir, “Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition,” was published in 2011 and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. These days, she lives in Seattle and writes mostly about cancer and advances in cancer treatments.
"The number one thing I would say is to not stereotype yourself and assume it can't happen to you, because it can."
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An unexpected cancer diagnosis that led to the loss of both ovaries led Noel to a new question: Could she have children?
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