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Nov 3 2010

Roseville woman who suffers from rare cancer wants to educate others

Sena Christian | The Press Tribune – Toni Hussain carries around a flash drive containing her medical records with her everywhere she goes.

The Roseville resident has taken her health into her own hands. On that device is an Excel spreadsheet she created with a list of all her previous test results, highlighted to show high and low figures, and trends.

She’s undergone chemotherapy treatment every two weeks for the past eight years. She has developed Type 2 diabetes, for which she takes insulin. She’s on medications that have caused her to gain weight, but she can’t exercise or clean house because she’s too weak. Hussain often gets hives and ends up in the hospital.

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