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Hello Warriors, I’m S.Y. Hoehler (Yohanna), the founder of the Vulvar Cancer Awareness Forum. This month was my 4 year Cancerversary. Yes, this word actually exists among the cancer community. On December 11, 2017, I was diagnosed with stage 3 vulvar cancer. That doesn’t really seem to be a day …

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Sharon’s Story (Her2 Breast Cancer)


In April 2018, I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer, after having a mammogram because of a nipple discharge. Affecting about 1 of 5 breast cancer patients, HER2+ breast cancer is when breast cancer cells test positive for a protein receptor called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2). Excessive …

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Breana’s Story (Autoimmune)

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My whole life I’ve struggled with pain, fatigue and various other ‘symptoms’ that I had no idea were actually symptoms until this past year. I was born with vitiligo so from the jump I’ve looked different and then, when I was 15 we realized I had thyroid disease. That was …

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Shawnice’s Story (Suicide)


I lost my 22 year old son to suicide on May 7, 2021. He was diagnosed throughout his life with many different mental health conditions due to the lack of proper testing in the United States. It started when he was 7 with ADHD. Then when he was 15, he …

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