<p>Durrell Allen, 27, and his mother Dionne Pollock</p>

Durrell Allen, 27, and his mother Dionne Pollock

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Cancer survivors share their harrowing tales

As breast cancer awareness month comes to a close, it is important to remember that those who live with the disease do not get a reprieve after the month’s end. They continue to battle, to take medications, to seeks prayers and support and — hopefully, to live for many years more. Here are several survivors’ stories of local women and men who have faced cancer and are beating the odds.