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My 24th Birthday

"Eight months after my father's death, I find something on my left breast. My doctor send me to do biopsy. I get my results... invasive ductal carcinoma. I think, how am I gonna tell my mother and brother that maybe I'm gonna die right after my father's death? I am only 23."

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Life Is Beautiful

I was diagnosed as terminal in 1982; my breast cancer from 1981 had metastasized to both my lungs. I had a double modified radical mastectomy in 1981 and a prophylactic one in 1982. My mom died in 1952, leaving her little girls: 2, 7, and 11. When I was diagnosed, my boys were 7, 14, and 15 — and I was determined to stay alive…

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Choosing To Fight

My family history of breast cancer was long. I've lost my mother, and several members of my father's family have fought this battle. So, after more than 6 years of mammos, ultrasounds, MRI's, biopsies and lumpectomies, including an MRI the day before my wedding, I decided I'd had enough…

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