Tiana Mangakahia Sits Down With “Bridge Street’s” TeNesha Murphy

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She’s earned the respect of opponents and the love of Central New York… all united to let Syracuse University women’s basketball player Tiana Mangakahia know she’s not alone as she goes through treatment for breast cancer. 

The senior point guard from Australia sat down with “Bridge Street’s” TeNesha Murphy to talk about her treatment and the support she’s seen from all corners. 

Tiana was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in mid-June, after finding a lump as she showered. She’s now passed the midpoint of her chemotherapy treatment, and she told TeNesha she’ll assess surgical options after completing chemotherapy. 

The 24-year-old talks about the mental and physical challenges she faces, her expected timetable for recovery, and putting her dreams of a pro career on hold.

You can show your support for Tiana by posting with #Tough4T on social media platforms.

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