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Sun Prairie woman shares her story of overcoming breast cancer

(WKOW) — A southern Wisconsin woman who beat breast cancer more than 20-years-ago is using her experience to help others.

Kathy Collins became a hospital chaplain to guide people through some of their toughest times.

Monday on Wake Up Wisconsin, the Sun Prairie woman had some words of wisdom for people who are battling breast cancer right now.

“You need to be the co-pilot with the doctor,” said Collins. “If something doesn’t feel right you need to speak up.”

She was referring to a time when that happened during her treatment. She said she had a gut feeling something wasn’t right and she got a second opinion. Her intuition was correct and the doctors changed her treatment plan.

Collins continues to have a positive outlook on life despite what she’s been through.

“Through all of that I learned that cancer wasn’t just something terrible, it was also a gift,” she said. “It’s pretty powerful what you’re shown.”

Collins wrote a book titled The Mystic Chaplain – My Story. In it she talks about what she’s gone through to get to this point.

If you are interested in learning more about Kathy or her book, click HERE.

Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor

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