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Breast cancer survivors gather for conference in Hawaii

More than 200 breast cancer survivors came together to celebrate their victory against the disease, HawaiiNewsNow.com reports.

The event, held this past weekend in Kaneohe, Hawaii, was sponsored by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The occasion allowed scores of women to talk about their battle with the illness.

Cynthia Pang, who went through 10 years of ups and downs with the disease before finally going into remission, was one such participant.

"It was hard, it was challenging. At the time, my kids were in intermediate school, so I wanted to be with them for every activity, for their soccer games, for their volleyball games and I couldn't, due to the chemo," Pang told the news outlet.

The conference, which featured opportunities for advice, healthy living tips and alternative therapies, also saw a few men in attendance.

"It's very scary. There are men on the islands who are breast cancer survivors themselves," Teresa Tyler, President of the Hawaii Susan G. Komen board, told the news outlet.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1,970 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
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