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By David Pan 

Race to benefit cancer research


Last updated 8/22/2018 at Noon

Amie Parker finally went to the doctor.

Parker, a runner with an active lifestyle, had been dealing with a persistent cough that would not go away.

During an April 2017 appointment, the doctor told Parker her cough likely was due to one of three reasons – allergies, asthma or acid reflux.

Various medications and treatments didn’t alleviate Parker’s symptoms and in October a chest X-ray and CT scan were ordered. Parker was referred to a a lung specialist.

The tests revealed a diagnosis that stunned Parker and her family.

The doctor told Parker she had stage-four lung cancer.


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