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Cancer survivor turns energies to extreme watersports, community service

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When she was only 15, Vicki Hanson of Merrifield was among the first in Minnesota to be diagnosed with a rare form of what was considered terminal ovarian cancer.

The outlook was extremely grim for Vicki, but a new treatment at the University of Minnesota combined with chemotherapy cured her.

“At 15, you don’t understand what cancer is,” she said. “You don’t mentally feel sick.”

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