Margie Heinzmann was eight and a half months pregnant with her youngest son Matthew when she discovered a lump on her right breast. In her book, Cancer - My First Twenty years, she chronicles her battle with breast cancer and her life after beating it, BND.com
Heinzmann underwent a mastectomy, and then delivered her son via cesarean section a few days later. She also underwent chemotherapy treatments, and is living today as a cancer survivor.
"After reaching the five-year mark, I found myself trying to bargain with God for a few more years," she wrote in her book. "I prayed so hard to just have five more years after I was diagnosed in 1990."
Since beating breast cancer she had been diagnosed with other forms of the disease, but has refused to give up and continues to strive for good health.
She also donates $1 per book sold to her local Relay for Life organization to help continue the fight against cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year.