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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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Jill’s Story (Breast Cancer- Stage 1A IDC)

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year, 2020. The tumor was found by mammogram. Thank God for those! I had surgery at the end of July. Thankfully the tumor was completely removed and the lymph nodes they removed tested negative. I was told I am HER2+ …

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Elaina’s Story (Aortic Aneurysm)

I am an aortic aneurysm survivor. I have struggled with chronic pain and various conditions related to an undiagnosed form of connective tissue disorder, which also included an aortic aneurysm that has been monitored since I was eight. When I was 14 years old, I started having mysterious back pain …

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