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'Cause I Had To

A little over a year ago I got the devastating news that I had breast cancer. Invasive lobular carcinoma, stage II. Here I was, 41 years old, a single mom, raising two kids all by myself and having to deal with cancer. I was scared and worried about my future, but I couldn't let the kids see the fear in me...

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I Knew Right Away

After skipping my annual mammo for almost 2 years, I knew it was breast cancer after the first result came back abnormal (even though I hadn't felt any lumps). Breast cancer runs in my family so I was not surprised (after additional mammograms, ultrasounds, and a needle biopsy) when I was told…

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Two-Time Survivor

In September of 2001, I went for a routine pap smear and was told I had a lump in my breast. I asked if I should be concerned and was told, "It's probably just a cyst, come back in six months." In October, I went for a breast ultrasound. I was told the same thing. In February 2002, my left armpit began to ache…

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