My name is Megan-Claire Chase, and welcome to my blog.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage II A invasive lobular) on 9/14/15 at the age of 39. You can bet I never expected to get this type of cancer. I have spent the past two years fighting this cancer battle all while single and working full-time. I had 16 rounds of chemo, six surgeries and 33 radiation treatments. By the end of my active treatment, I was using a cane, not able to drive, could barely walk and beautifully bald. I was officially delcared NED (no evidence of disease) on 10/25/16. I refuse to say “cancer free” or “remission” because that just sounds so temporary.
I am now 42, still single, have my adorable and precious baby (cat) Nathan (Natey) Edgar by my side as I struggle to navigate this “new life.”
I belong to All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, GA and sing in the Women’s Choir, and a Lector. I’m also a mentor to two teens at Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Atlanta, GA.
Active member of the Young Adult Cancer Survivors – Atlanta, Young Women Crush Cancer and Young Survivor Coalition.
Motivational speaker for the Check It Out program sponsored by Hadassah Greater Atlanta, GA where I share my breast cancer story to high school female teens.
Model for Best Strokes! Hadassah Bares All March 2018.
New board member for Lacuna Loft: Young Adult Cancer Suvivors.
Voted as runner up in IHadCancer.com’s 2017 Best Blog contest in the Survivor category.