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In this section, Living Beyond Breast Cancer brings you the stories of people living with triple-negative 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.

Seeking Shared Decision-Making: Ronise Zenon

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. 

Finding New Purpose: Chien-Chi Huang

Feeling isolated from cultural support during her breast cancer experience, a young woman starts a group to educate and help Asian-American women.    

Support and Connections Help in a Long Year: Cicely Crews

Advice heard on a popular TV show enables a young woman to discover triple-negative breast cancer.

Confidence in Clinical Trials: Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth

A nonprofit professional decides to receive treatment for triple-negative breast cancer through a clinical trial.

Genetics and Breast Cancer: Laura Martin

After seeing her sister go through a breast cancer diagnosis and two recurrences, and eventually being diagnosed herself, a woman learns of the BRCA1 gene mutation her family carries.

Faith and Healing: Nickia Walker

A young mother diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer finds strength in God and creativity.

Coming Full Circle: A Young Woman’s Journey

A young African-American woman shares her journey after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.

Never Look Back: Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons

A woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer is motivated to leave an unhappy marriage.