Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Cancer can happen to you - American Airlines First Officer Julie Daudelin tells her story

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, American Airlines and its team members and customers are “going pink” throughout October to raise awareness and critical funds for long-time partner Susan G. Komen.

First Officer Julie Daudelin didn’t have a family history of breast cancer, but the Chicago-based pilot proactively did regular self-examinations of her breasts as part of her regular health care. During one of her routine exams seven years ago, she found a lump. Julie went to see her physician and was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. In the weeks and months that followed, Julie underwent a bilateral mastectomy followed by five months of chemotherapy. Today, she is cancer-free. Learn more about Julie’s career path, diagnosis and advice for those currently fighting in the video below.