Sandra Mitchell’s Blog

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Blog: A Media Mom

Journalists are not just about headlines and deadlines. We are about serving our community.


Anchor Sandra Mitchell

The Fog Is Gone

As I approach the one year mark of my breast cancer diagnosis, I have returned to Pink Lotus Breast Center to have a CESM (Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography)


Anchor Sandra Mitchell

BLOG: 1 In 8

There is an accent to the voice. “Sandra …?” She says my last name but it sounds like “Michelle” not “Mitchell.” There is a familiar strain to the words. A voice filled with everything that is urgent and meaningful in the world.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2012

Anchor Sandra Mitchell

Blog: Smiling Through The Tears

Today is the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the cure. Fifteen thousand people have gathered on this expanse of cracked concrete to honor those who have died fighting breast cancer, to support those still going through treatment . . .and to celebrate those who have kicked cancer’s butt!

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2012


Prescriptions for Positive Thinking

For five months, I have collected your letters and cards, propping them up on my desk like colorful affirmations.



Looking for the Finish Line

“…I struggle to understand why a stranger would do this for me. Cancer, I’ve learned, is a bigger cause that connects us all.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2011

Sandra Mitchell

Blog: Warning Signs

It is my third day of radiation therapy. I am trying to find my way from the changing area to the treatment room…


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My New Tattoos

I was the girl who proclaimed and promised: “I’ll never get a tattoo.” “No.” I thought as I noticed the butterfly on the cool mom’s back at the pool in Palm Springs, “Not for me.” […]


KCAL9's Sandra Mitchell talks to singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow. (credit: Sandra Mitchell)

BLOG: The Rockstar And The Reporter

The patient steps out of the mammography room. She looks comfortable in her faded denim and scuffed brown cowboy boots. It has been five years since her diagnosis and she is back for her regular exam.


Anchor Sandra Mitchell

A Good Hair Day

For 15 days I have been waiting for test results that will help my doctors and me decide if I need chemotherapy. There’s a reason why it’s called cancer patient…

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2011

Anchor Sandra Mitchell

The Couch Potato

The surgeon uses a blue sharpie to write the word “yes” on the right side of my chest. She is indicating where to operate.Yes, I whisper to myself, an affirmation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2011

Anchor Sandra Mitchell

“Holding My Breath”

Many of you might wonder why I am publicizing such a personal journey. I do it because it’s not just my story. It is the story of the 2.5 million women in the U.S. who are breast cancer survivors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2011

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Sandra Mitchell’s Dream Team

“Hit me with your Best Shot…” the voice of 80’s rocker Pat Benatar fills our SUV on this late summer morning. My husband and I are driving through Beverly Hills, on our way to meet my surgical oncologist for the first time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2011

Anchor Sandra Mitchell

The Worst News of My Life

I have started writing a blog to update my co-workers, family, friends and our viewers about my breast cancer ordeal. I intend this as a journey to recovery and hope.