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It Is What It Is

My mother died of lung cancer when she was 54 — 6 weeks before my daughter was born. I was 26. When my two aunts were diagnosed with breast cancer, I asked for a mammogram and BRCA test. I was told I was too young. It wasn't covered by insurance and I didn't have the $3,000 to cover it…

— Click to read more about Bethany —

Believe in Life

In 2011, I was 30, and I felt there was something wrong with me. I went from doctor to doctor — they always said I was stressed. My "voice inside" said it was something more serious. In 2008, I dreamed that a doctor told me I had cancer and I needed an immediate mastectomy. I had it checked…

— Click to read more about Sylvia —

The Same Cancer

In 1999, my mother died from triple negative breast cancer. Diagnosed when she was 48 she fought a good fight for 4 years. I stood by her side through every doctor appointment and every treatment. I miss my mother every day especially since I have been diagnosed with the same cancer that took her from me…

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