Moira Quinn shares story of breast cancer fight with hope of inspiring others
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CHARLOTTE -- Wednesday marks the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also the first day of chemotherapy for a well known public figure in the Charlotte community. Center City Partners' Moira Quinn was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in August. She decided to go public with her journey, in hopes of helping other women.
Wearing her most comfy socks, sporting a new hairstyle, and with a good friend by her side, Moira Quinn begins a six month battle.
Quinn is nervous for her first round of chemotherapy. She was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer back in August. She's no stranger to being on TV, but never imagined sharing her story publicly.
"I started out with this as a very private journey,” said Quinn about going public. “It's a very scary journey."
But then Quinn realized by talking about it, she could help other women. She says her routine mammogram found the cancer and changed her outcome dramatically. She considers herself lucky, although the cancer is aggressive, she caught it early.
"The mortality and outcomes for women with breast cancer have in fact improved over recent years. A large part of that is because of early detection," said Dr. Steven Limentani with Levine Cancer Institute.
Quinn wanted to protect her family and friends from the news. She says there is a lot of fear with cancer. At her own pace, she opened up about her diagnosis. And realized the support she has during this fight, is immeasurable.
"I have friends that I kind of not touched base with in awhile who, wanted to know 'what can I do for you? Can I bring you food? Can I vacuum your house,'” she said.
With unlimited support, Quinn plans to be cancer free by summer. She'll receive six rounds of chemotherapy and one month of radiation.