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Yearly Archives: 2020

Stephanie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Having endometriosis is hard to deal with, but I do it. I was finally diagnosed last year after having surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. I thank God every day  that I have a great husband that understands and helps with so much. I am living with pain daily  and …

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Karen’s Story (Glioblastoma-GBM)

On the very first Sunday of 2020, I got up from using the bathroom, and had the worst headache I had in a while. I began to vomit, which wasn’t unusual for me. I was a migraine headache sufferer. My husband consulted with our daughter, who is a nurse, and …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My doctor found a lump during a routine exam. It was found to be cancer. I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy and then radiation. It was a hard thing to get through, but friends and family were supportive. I am a 5 year survivor. Amy NY Submitted 09/06/2020

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Shannon’s Story (Breast cancer)

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I was 31 years old (2008) when I found a lump in my right breast.  I didn’t think about the possibility of it  being cancer because breast cancer didn’t run in my family. I went to my gynecologist to get it looked at and he told me that it may …

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Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April 2016 at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. I accidentally felt a lump while taking a shower. This happened 9 days after my perfectly normal annual mammogram and the day after my annual well, female exam. It literally appeared overnight. Over the …

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Vicki’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My battle began in 2005 with stage 1b breast cancer. At that time I had a lumpectomy, chemo, and 37 rounds of radiation treatment. In late 2011, I tested BRCA 1 positive and had a preventative double mastectomy with reconstruction and a hysterectomy. Sixteen years later, I still see my …

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Katharine’s Story (Peritoneal Cancer)

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I started to notice weight gain about a year before my diagnosis, which was April 23 2019. I was 42 years old at the time. I was bloated, wasn’t able to defecate, not able to burp or even pass gas, I would also speak and often lose my breath within …

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