February 15, 2019

Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure

By Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News
by Lana Harris

A local physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer has transformed her personal experience into a supportive group for others fighting a First Coast News Jacksonvillesimilar battle. Andi Sharp is used to taking care of other people. "I am an emergency care physician and a palliative care physician at Mayo Clinic," Sharp said. Then, her life took a turn. "I felt something in my breasts," Sharp said. Breast cancer is something she never thought she’d run into.

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Context: Andrea Sharp, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician. The DONNA Foundation, a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida, provides financial assistance and support nationwide to those living with breast cancer and funds groundbreaking research to finish the disease once and for all. To date, the foundation has served more than 11,000 families in need and dispersed more than $5 million to fuel programs that move families from a place of fear to a place of love.

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