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Apr 20, 2018
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My sister in law, Imelda (Emee) Cataquis Wagner is 37 years old and married to my brother, Jason Wagner. They have a 3 yr old daughter, Maia Ellice.
Emee's was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February 2018. Although the cancer was only found in one breast she opted for a double mastectomy on March 7th. During that surgery they took some lymph nodes from the area to biopsy and found cancer in those cells as well. She went back to surgery a week later to remove more lymph nodes and the Dr. told my brother that Emee's 5 yr survival rate went down to 50%. When we went to the oncologist for her results and treatment schedule the Dr. said there was no cancer detected in the last lymph nodes removed. He said that with the 6 month chemo/radiation treatment her 5 yr survival rate would go back up to 85%. Luckily Emee is an optimistic person and although I'm sure she's scared, you wouldn't know it. She's a fighter, which I'm certain will help her chances to get through this. Your love and prayers are appreciated!