In this section, Living Beyond Breast Cancer brings you the stories of African-American women affected by breast cancer as well as those of family members, friends and caregivers. Learn how they faced the complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges of the disease.
Looking for others with similar life-stage concerns after breast cancer diagnosis, an Alabama woman becomes an LBBC Young Advocate.
Feeling a disconnect with the first surgeon she sees, a young woman seeks out physicians who are better matched to her approach to care and finds support in an online group for women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer.
Making supportive connections helps a young woman gain physical and emotional strength after a diagnosis of triple-negative, metastatic breast cancer.
Driven by her own breast cancer experience and a deep passion to advocate for others, a woman brings her social work expertise to LBBC's board of directors.
Advice heard on a popular TV show enables a young woman to discover triple-negative breast cancer.
A nonprofit professional decides to receive treatment for triple-negative breast cancer through a clinical trial.
Diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in a yearly mammogram, a woman learns to talk about her experience to give support to others.
In 1990, a young woman is told inflammatory breast cancer will take her life in less than a year. Twenty-two years later, she is an active advocate in the breast cancer community.
A young mother diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer finds strength in God and creativity.
A young African-American woman shares her journey after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.