My name is Arlene Kray. I reside in the North Hills with my husband, Andy, and my son, Luke. When I was 7 years old I lost my father to cancer. When my son was 7 years old, and I was 42, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2017, I was diagnosed with ER+ DCIS and the only treatment planned was surgery. They removed a few lymph nodes to confirm it had not spread, but it had. I then received treatment with radiation. Based on my MammaPrint results (low chance of recurrence), I did not undergo chemo. I am currently 3 years into 10 years of Tamoxifen.
I have a PhD in Pharmacology and a PharmD. I work in Pharma and have been leading teams of medical writers for over 10 years. At the time of my diagnosis I was working in Oncology, but am now working in Dermatology. I am amazed by how many local cancer survivors have been touched by 412Thrive in such a short time. I am happy to volunteer my time to this organization as there is a great need in our community.