At the age of 43, I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. My husband and I were about to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Instead, I had a lumpectomy, chemo and then radiation. I am now an 8 yr survivor and we have celebrated several more anniversaries and I thank God, my family and friends (and my WONDERFUL doctors) for giving me the strength & courage to face the disease headon. It is a life-changing experience but it doesn't have to be a bad one!!