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

In this section, women diagnosed with 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.

Get the opportunity to motivate and inspire others by sharing how breast cancer has touched your life. Share your story.

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WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Colleen Kryka

Hear Colleen Kryka 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 being newly diagnosed, her "new normal," surviving, fear of recurrence and returning to work.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Darlene Shorter

Hear Darlene Shorter 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 beauty, family, disparities and African-American women.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Debra Wood

Hear Debra Wood 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 caregivers, marriage, fertility, children, support and pregnancy.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Denise McCrossin

Hear Denise McCrossin 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 caregivers, intimacy, marriage and fear of recurrence.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Denise Portner

Hear Denise Portner 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 BRCA2+, MRI, screening, genetic testing, mammograms, coping and journaling.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Elizabeth Mabon-Grass

Hear Elizabeth Mabon-Grass 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 to her talk about coping and living with metastatic disease.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Erica Hitch-Graham

Hear Erica Hitch-Graham 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 family, chemotherapy, support groups and caregivers.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Glynis Rhodes

Hear Glynis Rhodes 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 family, her "new normal," hair loss and treatment options.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Jennifer Armida

Hear Jennifer Armida 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 children, fertility, family and support.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Jill Scheetz

Hear Jill Scheetz 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 to her talk about hair loss, children and the future.

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