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Scripps psychologist calls cancer 'the best thing that ever happened' to her

Scripps psychologist calls cancer 'the best thing that ever happened' to her

Tarane Sondoozi’s only job, for the past 17 years, has been to advise employees across the Scripps Health system — to provide assessment, referral and a compassionate ear when professional and personal problems develop.

Then, two years ago, the staff psychologist’s own turn came.

“I kept going to the physicians and saying it’s not in my uterus, but I’m hosting something,” Sondoozi said. “I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right. But they couldn’t find anything. It’s not like they weren’t listening to me.”

Then, she injured her back. While lying down, she detected the lump in her left breast.

Sondoozi will tell the story of her journey during Cancer...

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