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A survivor's journey


Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

Golf is Jane Dickow's passion and just two months after having a radical mastectomy, she was on the golf course. She remains one of the top golfers in Ontonagon and plays in tournaments throughout the Upper Peninsula.

WHITE PINE - For Jane Dickow, it was a positive attitude and a surprising "God Wink" that got her through her experience with breast cancer.

When Dickow had her regular mammogram 10 years ago, the nurse told her to wait to put her clothes on because they needed "another review." She said her first thought was, "Here we go." Dickow's mom had breast cancer in the 1950s and a radical mastectomy while still in her 40s.

It was a shock, but, "I knew I would be OK and I just wanted to get on with the rest of my life," she said.

Dickow decided early on to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstru...

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