Meridian woman reflects on her journey with breast cancer

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Two years after finishing treatment, Vickie Windham reflects on her journey of battling breast cancer.

She said after finding out she had it, all she could think about was her family.

"Of course when you hear the word cancer you think of death. Very scary," said Windham.

In March 2017, Windham found out she had stage one of triple negative, a very aggressive type of cancer.

She said treatments at the cancer center in Meridian soon became a normal part of her life.

"It's a different normal. It's a normal that you quickly adjust to," said Windham. "Depending on your treatment plan, how you have to have treatments. I had to have treatments every two weeks."

By August 2017, Windham showed no more signs of the disease and said the love shown by family and friends during her treatment helped her through the difficult time.

"Family support is very important." said Windham. "But there is light at the end of the tunnel."

Windham found out she had breast cancer after getting a yearly mammogram, something she considers an important tool for early detection.

For months, breast cancer took Windham away from her regular activities, but she says it gave her a new outlook on life and the title of survivor.