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God bless my sister-in-law for being so open about her breast cancer experiences. When I was diagnosed in Feb 2007, I wasn't afraid, I knew exactly what course I wanted to take - a bilateral mastectomy and chemo. She had even taught me the power of laughter versus tears. She and my mother-in-law were prime examples of do what you have to do and move on. Because the knowledge, awareness and support were so important to me, I was open about my experience, which in turn has helped several others in the last couple of years. My husband was the proverbial Rock of Gibraltar and our relationship is even stronger than before. Our daughter already had her first mammogram at 25 and I'm grateful for the ever improving technology that allows for earlier detection.

Life is good.

Carol Young
Indianapolis, IN

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