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Deaf woman recounts battle with cancer
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Lisa Collis, right, talks about her experience fighting breast cancer as a deaf woman. Her interpreter and friend Liane Fain is at left. - photo by Autumn McBride
Earlier this year, Lisa Collis received the news that no one wants to get.After finding a lump in her breast, she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.At just 35 and with two young children to raise following a recent divorce, Collis was fearful and wondered how she would be able to manage. But her situation was even more complicated than most. Since a bout of spinal meningitis as an 18-month-old, Collis has been deaf and communicates completely with American sign language.