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In this section, Living Beyond Breast Cancer brings you the stories of people 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.

Up in the Air Over Treatment: DeAnna Chenoweth

Living in a small town can make it hard for young women to find appropriate treatment. One woman, a single mom with a full-time job, had to take a long road to find the right care. 

Young Doctor, Unexpected Diagnosis: Breck McCarty

As she prepared to move for her first job after medical school, a new doctor suddenly had to consider breast cancer treatment and fertility preservation.

Changes for the Better: Katie Post

Facing fear, isolation and financial worry after a breast cancer diagnosis, a young woman takes leaps for her future.

Translating Experience to Action: Maria Linares

Searching for financial help with a mammogram and treatment help while employed but uninsured, a woman draws strength from her community and finds a new life direction. 

Running Through Treatment: Leisha Atwood

A young Arkansas woman runs to strengthen her body, restore her spirit and expand her confidence after a breast cancer diagnosis.  

High Risk and Young: Oliviya Daugherty

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.

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. 

Financial Help for Fertility Preservation: Ryann Chamberlain

A young woman who wants to have a baby after breast cancer treatment finds help with fertility preservation costs.

Too Young for Breast Cancer?: Adrienne Harlow

A 19-year-old woman perseveres to get a correct diagnosis despite skepticism from healthcare providers.

Confidence in Clinical Trials: Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth

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

Never Look Back: Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons

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