Karen Marie Mason of Atlanta lived with breast cancer for over a decade before the disease took her life. Listen now as she explains to her friend Kiplyn Primus why she chose to chart her own path with the disease. 

After living with cancer for 11 years, Karen succumbed to the disease on March 22, 2022. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.


This story was produced locally for GPB by Brenda Ford and recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center. Everyone has a story. Learn how to record and share yours at GPB.org/storycorps.