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In this section, Living Beyond Breast Cancer brings you the stories of women affected by 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.
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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.
A young mother's experiences during diagnosis and treatment lead to her involvement in breast cancer advocacy and a career change.
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.
Making supportive connections helps a young woman gain physical and emotional strength after a diagnosis of triple-negative, metastatic breast cancer.
A young woman who wants to have a baby after breast cancer treatment finds help with fertility preservation costs.
Driven by her own breast cancer experience and a deep passion to advocate for others, a woman brings her social work expertise to LBBC's board of directors.
A woman uses her medical knowledge to take control of her treatment regiment while finding support in her partner, daughter and community.
Feeling isolated from cultural support during her breast cancer experience, a young woman starts a group to educate and help Asian-American women.
Advice heard on a popular TV show enables a young woman to discover triple-negative breast cancer.
A 19-year-old woman perseveres to get a correct diagnosis despite skepticism from healthcare providers.