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Woman survives three occurrences of breast cancer by focusing on the positive

Six years ago, Kym Eitel was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the fact that the Biloela, Australia, native was not that familiar with the disease, her positivity has helped her survive three separate instances of breast cancer, according to The Morning Bulletin.

Eitel, who is now 44 years old, made it a point to continue pursuing her passions, which include spending time with her horses and writing poetry.

Her hobbies seemed to have helped her get cope with her illness and continue living an active life. "You forget that you are supposed to be sick," she told the news provider.

Eitel is now a grandmother who embraces a "live in the moment" philosophy. She advises, "I think if there is something you want to do, get in and do it now."

Though a positive spirit may work wonders, early detection is important in receiving a positive prognosis. Women should begin conducting breast self-exams at the age of 20, and immediately visit their doctor if they detect anything out of the ordinary, according to the American Cancer Society.
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