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My Boob Job

I had a boob job in November 2010. Six weeks later I found a lump! Christmas Eve I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, and I needed a mastectomy. I was absolutely devastated. I was in a brand new relationship and was terrified of losing my breast, my life, and possibly the love of my life.

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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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