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Dana’s Story (Endometriosis)

I have been battling endometriosis since age 16 but was not correctly diagnosed til age 18. I had several doctors first tell me I was either crazy and making up the symptoms or I just needed to get tougher to deal with my periods. Well, 20 years have passed now, …

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Riola’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In the hope to inspire other fighters, I would like to share my story. I was diagnosed with stage 4 HER 2 positive breast cancer in July 2013. Unfortunately, by the time they caught it, it had already spread to the lymph nodes and liver . Prognosis was not good, and …

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Kim’s Story (Sarcoidosis)

I was first diagnosed in 2006 with Sarcoidosis. I was told it was lung cancer and that I had 3 months to live. Then they removed the mass and said, “Good news, you don’t have cancer. You have sarcoidosis”. At the time, I was told, most people who have it …

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Mae’s Story (Lupus)

I go by Mae. I was 11 in middle school. One day, I was doing a backstroke when suddenly the concrete step in the pool cut me. I love swimming and playing tennis, so getting a cut wasn’t a big deal in my thoughts. It was just a cut. I …

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