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Megan Brooks had a serious and complex surgery in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by radiation and chemotherapy in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, closer to her home.
Megan was having lunch with her husband after a doctor's appointment when she received a call from her gynecologist, Suzette Peltier, M.D., at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
A biopsy had revealed cervical cancer. "I was in disbelief," says the 32-year-old business owner and mother of two. "I couldn't talk."
"She told me to come back," Megan continues. "She said, 'We need to deal with this right now. We need a game plan.'"
Megan was just 29 at the time. The cancer was moving to her lymph nodes, and time was of the essence. Less than three weeks after diagnosis, Megan underwent a robot-assisted hysterectomy as well as removal of her lymph nodes at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Megan's follow-up scans looked good, and she felt she was in the clear. Read the rest of Megan's story.