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News | Oct. 29, 2021

Cancer diagnosis leads Airman to BAMC for treatment

By Lori Newman

A rare cancer diagnosis led a young Airman to Brooke Army Medical Center for lifesaving care.

Airman 1st Class Chelsea Kernan was at her first duty station at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, when she began experiencing pain in her left hip.

“I was in a lot of pain and I was limping,” said the 25-year-old Security Forces specialist. “When I coughed, sneezed or laughed it would give me excruciating pain.”

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