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Susan Alderman, 40, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in November 2011, but couldn't start treatment for a month. Financial instability and a lack of insurance meant the South Fort Myers single mom had to make choices -- pay rent or receive treatment because there aren't social programs in Lee County that help provide financial care to cancer patients.

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Lexey Swall/Staff Susan Alderman, 40, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in November 2011, but couldn't start treatment for a month. Financial instability and a lack of insurance meant the South Fort Myers single mom had to make choices -- pay rent or receive treatment because there aren't social programs in Lee County that help provide financial care to cancer patients.

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