Marilyn Willis is a breast cancer survivor. With early detection, she is now cancer free. Having made the decision to remove both breasts will eliminate it ever reoccurring. With the reconstruction of her breasts, you would never know that she had been through such an experience. She is committed to telling the world about her experience to help save lives.
How do you like your name printed?
Marilyn D. Willis
What inspired you to write a book?
My inspiration to write a book came from the knowledge I gained while going through this chapter of my life. I felt it was my responsibility to share the knowledge in hopes that at least one woman would change her mind about getting screened, learn more about why early detection is important and educate those who need a better understanding of the process.
How did you get through the fear of having breast cancer?
Faith, a great family, supportive friends and an amazing team of doctors. After accepting my diagnosis, I decided to become more educated on the process and my treatment options. When you know what to do, it’s easier to accept and do.
In your healing process, how did you stay so focused or spirited?
I stayed focused during my healing process because I chose to shift my mindset to the future and not my current reality.
What did you learn most about yourself during this experience?
I am not in control and everything that has happened in my life has prepared me for an amazing future.
How different is life for you now?
I have more peace within my spirit.
What advice do you have for others who may fear being tested?
Two words – GET SCREENED. You can’t fix a problem if you don’t know the issue. Breast cancer is not a problem that just goes away. It grows, it spreads, it destroys, and it kills. Don’t wait, get screened.
How can people find your book?
People can find my book on Amazon.com by searching for Marilyn D. Willis.
What’s next for you?
My next steps are to inform and educate as many women as possible on winning through early detection.