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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: JoAnn Cottman

Hear JoAnn Cottman 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 radiation treatment with MamoSite breast brachytherapy, volunteering for the Breast Cancer Helpline and LBBC services.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Jodi Inverso

Hear Jodi Inverso 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 a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, support groups, lumpectomy, fertility and children.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Karen Gagnier

Hear Karen Gagnier 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 yoga, coping, chemotherapy and her "new normal."

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Kathleen Cole

Hear Kathleen Cole 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 fear, emotions and children.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Linda Kish

Linda Kish talks about her journey with breast cancer including her experience with mammograms, MRI, screening and mastecomy. Linda 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 mammograms, MRI, screening and mastectomy.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lisa Goldman

Hear Lisa Goldman 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 a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, mammograms, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), coping, support and biopsy.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lisa Katharina Messer

Hear Lisa Katharina Messer 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 being a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, mastectomy, coping and support.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lisa Marsella

Lisa Marsella tells 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 living with metastatic disease, coping, support, children, recurrence and message boards.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lori Baur

Hear Lori Baur 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 being a young woman diagnosed with metastatic disease, coping, marriage, caregivers and the Breast Cancer Helpline.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Marie McCoy

Hear Marie McCoy 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 a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, family, support groups, coping, children, marriage, caregivers and "new normal."

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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