UW Health nurse reaches out to breast cancer patients as she battles the disease herself

MADISON, Wis. – Susan G. Komen has poured $160 million into metastatic breast cancer research since its founding. The Stage IV cancer, right now, can’t be cured. But you’d never recognize some of the people living with it.

Loree Nelson, a nurse at UW Health, doesn’t look like a woman with breast cancer. Two years ago, she found a lump on her breast.

“My question is always like, ‘What do you think I look like?,'” asked Nelson. “What do people think cancer patients look like?”

“Being a nurse, you kind of blow things off,” said Nelson. “Then I had my nurse friends feel this. They’re like, ‘No, it could just be a muscle.’ So, I kind of blew it off.”

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