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Country Fair Speaker Shares "Beauty After Breast Cancer" Story

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Katelyn Carey is an Ashland nurse on a mission: to provide comfort and hope to people with breast cancer.

In her coffee table-style book, "Beauty After Breast Cancer," Carey offers medical resources and photos of survivors, baring all. She'll be speaking at the Oregon Country Fair this weekend.

There is an extensive history of breast cancer in Carey's family - on one branch, every woman got it, always early and mostly fatal. She found herself considering a preventative mastectomy following her mother's death when Carey was 21.

Carey will discuss her book, "Beauty After Breast Cancer" at the Country Fair - Saturday at 3 pm on the Rabbit Hole stage and Sunday at 12:30 pm on the Front Porch stage.