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Karla Savage Lancaster

  • Year Breast Cancer Touched Your Life: 2011 - when brother was diagnosed
  • Relationship To The Person Who Had Breast Cancer: Sister
  • current city: San Francisco, CA
  • type of breast cancer: My brother had Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma.
  • marital status: Married
  • profession: Research manager
  • children: Our loving dog, Hachi-Ko, a 98 pound Akita.

About Karla

Karla is a scientific researcher who worked in drug discovery research for 15 years. After her brother (Model of Courage Tony) was diagnosed with breast cancer she took a job at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. “My big brother was always there for me, protecting me. When he was diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to do the same for him. Though I know that being supportive is helpful, the scientist in me wanted to help solve the problem.”


What is your greatest regret?
Not speaking up enough at key times in my life.
What is your biggest fear?
Not achieving my biggest dreams.
Who are your heroes?
My mom and dad.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and trustworthiness.
When and where were you happiest?
My wedding day, dancing with my husband as we entered the reception hall.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Playing piano.
How has knowing people who have had breast cancer affected your life?
If I am being honest, a lot more scared of getting breast cancer.
How do you most like spending your time?
Planting new things in my garden, while listening to music and drinking wine!
What do you most dislike?
Being underestimated or second guessed.
What is your greatest joy?
My family.
What is your most marked characteristic?
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