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Georgia Surgery Resident Works to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness among Young Women
Dr. Alicia Huff was only 25 years old in 2009 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After negotiating with her school to allow her time off for treatment, the next issue she had to deal with was a potential loss of fertility because of chemotherapy. It was an issue she had to explore and one she thinks needs more discussion with young patients of childbearing age. Today, the first-year resident in general surgery at Georgia Health Sciences University is determined to help spread awareness among young women, to talk about the need to help preserve fertility, and to one day become a surgeon who can help other women through their breast cancer.