She knew immediately. It was cancer.
Joyce Pike was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. But even though she is now cancer-free, she continues to battle the effects of her treatment.
Pike, 62, who was born and raised in Campbellsville, is retired and disabled. She used to work for a credit bureau, a phone company and Parker-Kalon.
Before she was diagnosed, Pike cared for her mother, who had Parkinson's disease. She died in 2007. A year later, Pike began her own medical battle.