Sun Prairie woman shares her story of overcoming breast cancer

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

(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

Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor

Top Stories

A Milder Weather Pattern

A Milder Weather Pattern

Above normal temperature trends have been infrequent this season, but we'll see one starting tomorrow.

Connect With 27 News
More News

United Way hotline helps with addiction

Dane County has several resources to help people struggling with addiction.

Business leaders say Madison is succeeding as tech town

On Wednesday, business leaders gave an update on how Madison is growing in the technology sector.

Ice anglers start their season as temperatures climb

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, they haven't been called to any fall-throughs, or forced to make any rescues

Baraboo Police investigating new threats stemming from controversial photo

"The video is an edited blend of video clips and still photographs depicting members of the Baraboo community, including students

Baraboo police investigating report of online video, anti-Semitic flyers

Police and Baraboo School District officials are investigating an online video and anti-Semitic flyers that appear to warn people to

Scroll to top
Skip to content