Meet Tracey Kenney, Crowe office manager and breast cancer survivor

Tracey shares her recovery journey for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Crowe Recruiting
| 10/30/2019
Tracey Kenny Breast Cancer Survivor

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. It’s sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important – just ask Tracey Kenney (Oak Brook), who is celebrating five years of breast cancer remission. “I had been getting annual mammograms for 22 years when I was diagnosed in 2014,” shared Tracey. “They detected it very, very early at stage 1A – six or seven months before I would have even noticed a lump. My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I knew that increased my chances of getting it as well. Even with early detection, my recovery journey included six surgeries, chemo and six weeks of radiation.” Tracey got a tremendous amount of support from her family during treatment, including her husband who was battling bladder cancer the same year, as well as her Crowe family. “After buzzing my hair and reducing my regular running routine, I wanted to maintain some type of normalcy during the treatment, so I worked a lot remotely. My team members helped me move projects forward when I needed some time off. I feel blessed to work in a place where I have great health benefits and a support system.” Every year, Tracey reminds her friends, posts reminders on Facebook and even promotes on her license plate the importance of getting screened. “Early detection can save your life,” she said. “You owe it to yourself to be your own best advocate so make the appointment, ask lots of questions and know that I’m here for you as an advocate.”