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Mother, Teacher, “Warrior” Kelly Donahue Beats Breast Cancer at The Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center

Kelly Donahue’s life changed at a red light. The 37-year-old mother of two was behind the wheel when, as she stretched her sore, workout-weary arms, she felt a lump in her breast. “I knew immediately that something wasn’t right,” recalls Donahue, “and I wasn’t going to wait and see if it went away.” 

Soon after her discovery in May 2014, Donahue’s primary care physician scheduled a mammogram for her at the Mass General/North Shore Breast Health Center in Danvers. The results were inconclusive, but an ultrasound taken the same day revealed a mass that doctors later diagnosed as cancerous. Read more


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