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Skin Reaction

I had been to the doctor in April and all was well. In September, I was cutting the grass and cut over a fire ant hill. I was bitten by four ants and developed a skin reaction on the right side of my body, as well as a fibroid cyst in my left breast. When the skin resumed to normal and the "cyst" did not, I knew…

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Pink Courage

After having my yearly mammogram, I stopped in for a few groceries. Halfway through the store, the nurse called me. I hurried to my doctor's office and he told me that I had breast cancer! I was so calm, I felt outside my body. But then, I looked up and saw my son with his arms extended...

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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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