In this section, Living Beyond Breast Cancer brings you the stories of women newly diagnosed with 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.
After deciding to have a preventive mastectomy due to having the BRCA1 gene mutation and a strong family history of breast cancer, a 27-year-old woman encounters more challenges.
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.
A young woman who wants to have a baby after breast cancer treatment finds help with fertility preservation costs.
A 19-year-old woman perseveres to get a correct diagnosis despite skepticism from healthcare providers.
A nonprofit professional decides to receive treatment for triple-negative breast cancer through a clinical trial.