“If I felt bad, I used to hide, so this way my kids and my husband would not see how bad it was.”

Originally Egyptian, Amal was a Senior Salesman she retired at age sixty-two and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Never being sick in her life or complaining, Amal was strong-willed and went to MD Anderson for her treatment, where she had “angles for doctors and nurses,” In 2009, Amal lost her husband to bladder cancer. Throughout her treatment, her daughter was the most inspiring person for her and encouraged her to see her grandchildren grow up. Her advice for anyone, and especially her children: “no matter what, you need to check with your doctor – sick or not.”

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