By Amy Armstrong
Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care that you are young, ridiculously healthy and making ‘all the right choices’ when it comes to eating and exercise. It doesn’t even care if you’re a gold medal-winning Olympian.
Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall is a five-time Olympian, nine-time World Championship team member, whose determination and grit has broken new trail for the next generation of cross country skiers in Alaska and around the globe. In her mid-30s, she received a diagnosis no woman wants — stage two invasive ductal carcinoma, also present in a lymph node. Yes, it was an early stage, doctors told her, but it also was an aggressive cancer.
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