North Reading resident and cancer survivor Miriam Rosenthal, 70, recently played in the Kernwood Country Club’s Swing to Support Dana-Farber golf tournament to raise money for the Women's Cancer Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Rosenthal found out that she had cancer five years ago, when she almost skipped her annual mammogram.
“I had been having them for years and nothing ever came up. But at the last minute, I called and asked for an appointment. Some guardian angel must have been looking out for me and pushing me to call,” she said.
Her mammogram produced abnormal results. After having a needle biopsy, she found out that she had breast cancer. A lumpectomy removed the tumor and Rosenthal began radiation. She also started taking a drug for those who have undergone surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. That would continue for five years.
She signed up for the Swing to Support Dana-Farber golf tournament the moment she learned about it. While on the course, she thinks about her experience with cancer and is honored to help such a great cause.
“We can do it,” she said referring to finding a cure for cancer. “Every year, we get closer.”
The golf tournament raised $70,000 this year for Dana Farber.
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