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Catherine’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April of this year, I had my yearly mammogram. It would have been 5 years that I was cancer-free. This time in addition to a mammogram I had a biopsy. I had all the tests I had 5 years ago, and was diagnosed with Lobular breast cancer. I had …

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Megan’s Story (Melanoma)

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Hello My name is Megan. I work in Plant 3 at Arconic Industries, and I am a 35-year-old wife and mother to 2 children. I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on September 14, 2018. The doctors considered me a stage 2B and scheduled me almost immediately for removal to prevent …

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Stacey’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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When I was 27, I was watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. They were showing how to do a self-breast exam so I did one, and found a lump. But I was only 27, no one gets cancer at 27. Two months went by and I finally asked …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

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Hello! My name is Elizabeth, not Liz not Beth, just plain old Elizabeth. This has been a very interesting year for me. This year, like any other year, working with my toddlers who I love dearly. At the end of January, I started getting sick and went to the doctor. …

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Nancy’s Story (Bipolar Disorder)

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At age 17, I had my first of many manic episodes. The symptoms were promptly subdued with anti-psychotic medicine (because that is what the doctors saw, therefore that was what they treated). Never mind that I had extrapyramidal symptoms (arms drawn up like a kangaroo, stiffness in the joints, coating …

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Casey’s Story (Colon Cancer)

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I was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2014, at the age of 34. I had been having lower back pain for a few months but ignored that and other warning signs my body was trying to give me. My friends and family finally urged me to go to the …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I’ve always been a healthy person. I work out regularly, hold a full-time job as a customer service person, and I am the mother of 3 amazing kids. I eat well with the occasional treat and overall, I lead a well-balanced lifestyle. My two oldest children, my sons, are from …

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Monica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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After years of not getting a mammogram, I decided I had to start looking out for me. I ended up at the doctor with chest pain. To get the mammogram results I had to have a regular physician. I’m so lucky I chose the one I did: She made all …

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