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Brenda’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Brenda's Breast Cancer Story

I found the lump in my breast during a self-exam in the shower. I had already had my annual mammogram scheduled 3 weeks out, so I just kept the appointment. I don’t think I was surprised by the diagnosis (Hormone receptor-negative breast cancer) . I was a widow with 2 daughters (one …

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June’s Story (Breast Cancer)

June's Breast Cancer Story

In 1994 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation. I was on Tamoxifen for 5 years. All was great! In 2014, I noticed a few changes to the left breast. Had the mamos, nothing showed up. My primary doctor ordered an ultrasound–still …

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Erica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink Ribbon

I was 21 years old when I was diagnosed. I had felt these lumps when I was 20 yrs. of age.  I traveled to see several doctors who blamed it on caffeine and sugar which I was no longer taking per my primary care provider’s orders. I began getting super …

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Anna’s Story (Fibromyalgia)

Anna's Fibromyalgia Story

When I was 14 yrs. old,  I started feeling intense pain in my arms and legs. By 16 we figured out that I had Fibromyalgia. The doctors and everyone else said that I was too young to have this disease, but that doesn’t really make a difference to your body. …

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Brandy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Brandy's Breast Cancer Story

I found my own lump in the shower when I was 34 yrs. old. Scared to death I went to family planning services because I had no insurance.   I found out I had (DCIS) breast cancer and so began my many complications. I had 7 surgeries in one and a …

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Kellie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Kellie's Breast Cancer Story

In 2010, I was 36 yrs. of age and it was the second time I felt a lump in my breast. I had felt one the prior year, but nothing was shown on the testing. I had a mammogram and ultrasound and was found to have two tumors; one of …

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Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Laura's Breast Cancer Story

My name is Laura Parker, and I am a breast cancer survivor! I had two types of breast cancer, the most common AND the most rare: DCIS and Paget’s disease of the breast. It’s become a passion of mine to spread the word and make it more known about Paget’s …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was 42 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  Cancer has never run in my family. I had chemo for five months then a double mastectomy and 39 rounds of radiation during 2012. I had reconstruction surgery with a horrible outcome. I had several surgeries …

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