An Iron Woman Spirit

Meet Dr. Rhonda Konarski, a physician at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, who discovered breast cancer through a self-exam and used her active lifestyle to cope with her diagnosis and then, to celebrate her survivorship.

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  1. I sent this to my niece who is recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. I’m greatful that you shared your story. And to think, I knew you when!!! God love you Rhonda.

  2. Lora Thomason Cunningham July 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm · Reply

    Hey Rhonda, what an awesome way to tell your story! I graduated with you from FCHS. I also was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 Yrs. ago. After a mastectomy, chemo and 5 yrs. on tamoxifen, I am doing great!! So glad to hear you are doing well and sharing your story in such a positive way! Maybe I’ll see you at our reunion! Take care! 🙂

  3. Glad to hear your story and inspiration for other women fighting the fight. I am very aware and always considerate of the women I anesthetize for their lumpectomy/mastectomy. I feel blessed to be put in a position to assist in this time for these women. Hope you are well–PJ

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