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‘Get up and show up’: A survivor’s story

Tonya Spence

Tonya Spence, a breast cancer survivor, with husband, Steve.

It was a little more than five years ago when Tonya Spence was diagnosed with breast cancer in the form of a small, rice-sized piece of calcification. It was discovered during a routine mammogram.

“I never had any symptoms,” she said. “No signs at all.”