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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Melody’s Story (Breast Cancer)

“I WON OVER BREAST CANCER” by Melody Dy Buco Malong Breast Cancer Survivor, 2011 Hearing the word “cancer” is scary. I never would have imagined, not even once, that cancer could get me. But it happened. I tested positive for breast cancer in 2010. Fortunately, my doctors detected it “relatively early.” They …

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Cherie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi everyone, my name is Cherie, and I have been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I just recently had a mastectomy and am currently in the recovery stage. I am also waiting to start chemotherapy. For me, so far it’s been a surreal experience. Never did I think I …

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JoAnn’s Story (Lupus)

I was 16 when I got diagnosed with lupus. I had been sick for a few days, but we figured it was just my nervous stomach. Then I started vomiting, and I couldn’t keep anything down. We battled with the ER a lot. We went to Riley Hospital for Children to …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Endometriosis)

I have a disease. I don’t look sick. I don’t have a handicap. I don’t have any outward signs that something is wrong. Most people in my life don’t even know I have this disease. I am 25-years-old, and I have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue …

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