“My GP said, ‘You are a healthy individual. You’re 46 years old. I would never have thought to look for bladder cancer in somebody your age, and your health,’” she said. “He said it’s more common in 70 to 80-year-olds.”
In the months after her surgery, Kosolofski, who is now cancer-free, took note of the number of female firefighters battling cancer, particularly those who’ve worked in the profession for 20 or 30 years.