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WI Cancer Survivor: She “Carries the Card”

October 10, 2011

EDGERTON, Wis. - More than 4,400 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Wisconsin this year, and nearly 700 women will die from it. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Sandy Mascari-Devitt, Edgerton, is a survivor.

She says when you first get the diagnosis, it rocks your world.

"I really didn't know where to turn or what to do; it's just kind of like your world suddenly turns upside-down and just starts spinning. It's like being in a fog of 'Where do I go, what do I do?'"

Mascari-Devitt says she could not have made the journey from Stage III breast cancer to cancer survivor without the help and support of her family, friends and the American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Network. She says she would like to give the Cancer Resource Network card and phone number to every person dealing with cancer.

"It's something that can empower anybody who's touched by cancer, who wants to know more about cancer in any level, because that phone number can connect you, answer that need or answer that question."

The number is 1-800-227-2345. It is live every hour of every day of the year to provide guidance, information, help with the challenges of dealing with cancer and help finding local support groups.

Mascari-Devitt says she carries the card with the Cancer Resource Network phone number everywhere she goes.

"It's invaluable. There's no price. It's worth more than any credit card, any debit card I have in my wallet, and I can't say enough about it. I laugh and say, 'I'm just a card-carrying member of cancer dot org.'"

More information about breast cancer is available at

Tim Morrissey, Public News Service - WI