When Delia Oliveri was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was newly divorced and $40,000 in debt. That was 1983. She chose one of the few options at the time - a masectomy, or breast removal. She felt "depressed and disfigured." But when an American Cancer Society volunteer came to visit her, it changed her life. She started a breast cancer support group and became a national advocate - and the White House named her a "Champion of Change" last week.
Delia Oliveri tells us about how breast cancer advocacy has changed since the 1980s, and how things changed when life dealt her a SECOND deadly illness.
Delia Oliveri, White House "Champion of Change" and NV ambassador, Cancer Action Network, American Cancer Society