Laura Miller is battling breast cancer again, and there’s some things she wants you to know this time around

Former Dallas mayor Laura Miller hasn’t shied away from the spotlight since she chose not to run for re-election in 2007.

The Preston Hollow neighbor has been a key figure in the Preston Center debates, even writing a D Magazine essay in which she adamantly opposes Preston Hollow’s rapid development and projects such as the Preston Center skybridge.

On Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News published an essay Miller wrote, but it wasn’t about contentious developments and controversial political decisions.

After being free of the disease for 18 years, Miller is the midst of battling breast cancer again.

“This is not newsworthy, but for the fact that two bouts of cancer start to make you something of an expert,” she writes. “Perhaps some of what I’ve done (and, unfortunately, haven’t done) can help others.”

She acknowledges that she has made a few missteps in detecting the disease, and she provides advice on how to prevent the disease, although she knows firsthand it’s not foolproof.

“I don’t know where cancer will take me,” she writes. “I cannot control it, which I only learned last month. But I can fight it, and I am ready for whatever comes. I am happy and hopeful.”

Read the piece in its entirety here.

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