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“You have triple-negative breast cancer.” What’s it really like to hear these words?

In this section, people diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer as well as family members, friends and caregivers tell their inspirational stories. Learn what it’s like to face the complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges of the disease.

Learning and Embracing Change After a Triple-Negative Diagnosis: Polly Boebel

Polly Boebel writes about her medical decisions after a triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis.

Vigilance Throughout My Journey: Zara Johnson

Zara Johnson writes about the emotional changes she experienced after her diagnosis, as well as how it moved her to become a breast cancer advocate.

Finding Strength in Faith and Family: Amy Smith

Amy Smith shares her story of her journey as a young woman affected by triple-negative breast cancer.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Vivian Rivera

Hear Vivian Rivera tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about triple-negative breast cancer, high risk, genetic testing and coping.