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On December 13, 2012, I was diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer. Like most people, I never thought that it would happen to me. On my 44th birthday, December 17, 2012, I started my first chemo treatment. Just months before I was diagnosed, my dad was also diagnosed with lung cancer. I am married and have a beautiful daughter who is 16. I was a smoker for 29 years, but my husband and I both quit the day of my very first chemo treatment. I’m in the fight of my life and I plan on winning.