About the Author
Sassy, determined and unstoppably positive, Denise Dameris Hazen, met Stage 3 cancer with the kind of vigor and fortitude that would have a combat marine quaking in his boots. Throughout her treatment, Denise allowed herself to be filmed by a CNN film crew for the documentary Taming the Beast. As she faced seventeen rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and six weeks of daily radiation, Denise sent a clear message to other women: Not only it is possible to endure breast cancer treatment, but you can emerge on the other side even stronger than before.
Denise lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Charles and their children Catherine and Nicholas. She continues to offer personal support, insight and love to women diagnosed with breast cancer as well volunteering with Pink Ribbons Project, in motion against breast cancer.