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My Grandmother

On November 11, 2012 my Grandmother called and asked me to come over. She wanted to talk to me. Back in 2007, she had had a suspicious mammogram that she chose to ignore...

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Coverage for Genetic Testing

A woman who has inherited a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who does not have such a mutation. Insurance companies should not have the right to decide who gets funded for testing.

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Sex After Breast Cancer

After going through a breast cancer diagnosis, you may have a lot of questions about the repercussions of treatment — and one of those concerns may be about your sexual health. Learn more!

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Angela's Corner: The What If's

Angela's Corner: The What If's

After I was told I had invasive breast cancer, I was in a state of shock and disbelief at times. At other times, I was extremely happy with the outcome. Am I happy I had cancer? Absolutely not! However, I would have never known cancer was growing in my body if I never went through with my mastectomies. Cancer, unfortunately, has been prominent in my life since I was a young child. Getting cancer was not a surprise to me, but having cancer in my early thirties was.

Starting the first month of my journey, the motto I lived by was, “It is what it is.” I am unable to change what happens to me, or what comes into my life. I can choose to let it happen, let it hinder me emotionally, or I can rise above it by accepting it, dealing with it, learning from it, and then moving on. From day one, I have chosen to accept my outcome and move forward.

It’s not often I find myself asking the “what if” questions. But, after my invasive cancer diagnosis, I asked a few...

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