Updates from the front lines in the fight against occupational cancer in the fire service.

Mentor Spotlight Marion Jaikowski

In 2010, Marion was diagnosed with breast cancer. She thanks early detection, being proactive, mentors, and group counseling to her success of being a 10-year survivor who is thriving. Her fight with breast cancer was not her first experience. When she was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She is a 25-year survivor of thyroid cancer and over the years has seen a lot of changes in treatment and counseling. Marion is a Fire Prevention Engineer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and will not allow cancer to keep her out of the fire service. She enjoys traveling and feels it plays a huge part in her positive mental health. We are so grateful to have her as one of our mentors at FCSN.