Meet Cancer Survivor Shanna Ledet

Last summer, Shanna Ledet was contemplating how she would tell her family she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Saturday she will be walking side by side with them at Relay for Life of Terrebonne Parish as they celebrate her survivorship and honor the lives of others who fought the same battle.

Shanna’s story began when during a routine checkup, her mammogram showed an abnormal finding. As a result, an ultra sound and biopsy were performed and she tested positive for cancer. She was then scheduled for a lumpectomy.

“It felt like everything snowballed after my first test, the results would come back worse and worse until finally they told me I had breast cancer,” said Shanna. “Cancer’s not a foreign thought to me, I’ve had family members battle this disease and many of them didn’t survive: I told myself that if I were to ever be diagnosed with cancer I would be treated at the place where I would have the best fighting chance.”

“I’m glad when it finally came to decide where to receive my care, I chose Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. From the moment I walked through the doors, they treated me like part of their family; I didn’t feel like just another patient. I received the most advanced care right at home, nothing can beat that.”

Shanna will be this years’ honorary speaker at Relay for Life of Terrebonne Parish. And although she’s been participating in the event for many years, this time it will mean something completely different for her.

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center is a sponsor of this year’s Relay For Life Saturday, April 28 at the Terrebonne Civic Center. Learn more about this event by visiting our website.