surviving cancer

A couple years ago KNAU ran a series called “Surviving Cancer.” Gail Santilli-Gruver shared with us her insights dealing with metastatic breast cancer in a radio diary. Gail died last week in Flagstaff. She was 56.

Gail was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Then after several treatments doctors told her it had spread to her liver, lungs and bones. It wasn’t curable but it was manageable.

She shared with us her reaction to the initial diagnosis, what it was like to live with a changed quality of life, going in for treatment after treatment.