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World travel for work brings survivor joy


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ONTONAGON - Fern Malila traveled around the world in her position with an electronic medical records company, but that world was turned upside down in 2011 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fern is a Registered Nurse and lived in Virginia, working for Cerner Corporation and traveling to clients inside and outside the U.S. for medical software sales, development and support.

Since she could be called by the company to travel anytime, Fern always scheduled her yearly mammograms around New Years when the company was not so busy. In 2011, that test was J...