Tammy S. Michalkiewicz of Swanton, Ohio, was diagnosed with Small Cell Cervical cancer and fought it for 15 months before claiming her life. She impacted many people in her life and still is with this video.
Ready to take on the world, Ally was excited to experience the next chapter of her life when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, putting her dreams on hold. Determined, courageous and valiant do not even begin to describe her character as she battled with Small Cell Cervical Cancer (SCCC) and raised awareness about rare diseases.
Medical students are told that doctors should not search for outlandish explanations when more common ailments might be more appropriate. This makes perfect sense: just by the numbers, more common illnesses are, well, more common. “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras.” — Dr. Theodore Woodward
What happens when treatment ends and there’s no cancer detected? Getting back to “normal” isn’t easy since cancer, and especially this cancer, changes you. Carpe Diem!