Tulsa Mom Moves Forward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 5:17 pm
By: News On 6

The diagnosis of breast cancer is never easy to hear, but one Tulsa woman got that news just four months after having a baby.

Elian Hurtado now calls herself a survivor.

She battled breast cancer about four years ago and has the scars to prove it. Cancer may have knocked her down, but it did not take her out.

"One day I look at myself in the mirror, I had no breasts I had no hair, and that day I learned, ‘But I'm still me,'" Hurtado said. "You can take everything from me. Actually I have no ovaries anymore. I have all the female organs from me, but I'm still me."

Hurtado will join other survivors and participants in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which will take place Sept. 15 at ONEOK Field.

You can start your own team, or join LeAnne Taylor's team.