|Joy of children empowers Porter for cancer fight|
By JIM LANGHAM
Paulding resident Jean Porter wasn’t overly alarmed at first when she noticed a lump on her neck in early 2009. But as the days passed and the lump remained sore and didn’t go away, she decided to have to checked out by her physician.
Within days, she was informed that she had a form of cancer known as follicular lymphoma, and she was placed on radiation therapy.
“I was told that if I was going to have any cancer, this was the best to have,” said Porter. “I was told that it is usually curable and you can live with the treatment. If it hadn’t hurt, I probably wouldn’t have even checked it out. Once I had outpatient surgery I was home within an hour, and I took radiation.”