FACES of Orange County

Breast Cancer Survivor

Leslie Seigel of California Closets

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Leslie Seigel is the co-owner of the Orange County, Palm Desert and Pasadena California Closets franchises. Seigel’s breast cancer was discovered unexpectedly. “I went into the doctor after finding a lump in my breast and was told it was merely a cyst.” Seigel believes that we all have to be our own best advocate, especially when it comes to our health, and pressed for further investigation. A biopsy revealed the diagnosis of stage two breast cancer, which spread to her lymph nodes. She was 30. Seigel says her past experience helped her navigate the next steps. “My mother passed away at age 49 from breast cancer,” Seigel recalls. “Seeing what she went through gave me strength. If I gave up the fight, my family would lose so much.” With her husband and children at her side, Seigel endured six months of chemotherapy and 30 days of radiation. Now 26 years later, Seigel celebrates her survival and also offers sage advice, “If the lump in my breast had not been discovered, I would not be here today.” Grateful for her husband of 31 years, family, close friends and a business she loves, Seigel adds, “I would never say
I was lucky to have breast cancer. But you have to take what comes and turn your life into something precious.”

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