Breast cancer survivor living the sweeter side of life - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Breast cancer survivor living the sweeter side of life

If you've ever stopped by Jody's Bakery, you would probably recognize Charlotte Methany. An employee for 29 years, Charlotte Methany loves her job and even a cancer diagnosis couldn't keep her away for long.

Charlotte was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer two and a half years ago. She was diagnosed soon after the discovery of a lump in her left breast. The lump was removed on October 31, 2011, but the surgery was not the end of the battle. Four rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments followed. By the second chemotherapy treatment, she had lost all her hair. But she hadn't lost hope.

"When you hear the word cancer, everybody rallies around the people," she said.

Charlotte praised the Cancer Center in Hattiesburg for their compassionate care and also spoke of the overwhelming support she received from family, co-workers, and members of her church. A fellow employee at Jody's Bakery ensured Charlotte made it to every doctor's appointment and checked on her daily.

Like many survivors, now Charlotte returns to the doctor every six months for a mammogram, chest x-ray, and blood work. She emphasized the importance of regular mammograms and check-ups. Early detection is the key to prevention.

And for those struggling with cancer, she said, "Just lift them up to the Lord in prayer because He hears our prayers. You know, we serve an awesome God."

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:59:57 GMT
    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

    More >>

    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

    More >>
  • Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:02:28 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

    More >>

    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

    More >>
  • Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:23:17 GMT
    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)

    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

    More >>

    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly