Family Helps Oklahoma Woman Fight Breast Cancer
TULSA, Oklahoma - Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women in the United States and that diagnosis can turn your world upside down.
I am following up on one woman's journey to encourage all of us to Race for the Cure.
We first met Alisha Sellers earlier this year, a new mom who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.
"They actually didn't show me my scan because it was so bad and now they have told me they really didn't expect me to make it. The scan shows black when it's cancer and my entire body was cancer," said Alisha Sellers.
And this is Alisha now, still taking cancer meds and oral chemotherapy but she has a miraculous story to tell. Here's her scan now, all clear.
"I know some people say God's healed me and then others say you need a doctor and obviously doctors are very gifted and knowledgeable and they want the very best for us as well so a combination of the amazing people here, Dr. Keller, the nurses, everything, everyone working together... it's a miracle," said Alisha Sellers.
Alisha's doctor says her results are phenomenal. She tolerated the medicine and put up with the side effects and she had such a strong, positive outlook.
"Attitude might not cure your cancer or make cancer get better but it helps you get through all the bumps in the road so that you can keep moving forward and that's where attitude is so important," said Dr. Alan Keller, Oncologist.
And Alisha had a lot to live for. Little Kaid, who just turned 10 months, and her husband Jerod gave her a reason to fight.
"I know I didn't just have a baby to leave him and the one thing that will get me choked up is if I start to think about the what could have happened and not only leaving my baby but leaving my husband," said Alisha Sellers.
Most likely, Alisha will be on some type of maintenance treatment indefinitely, a small price to pay for a new lease on life.