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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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In 1999, five women approached Lorraine Nagy about starting a breast cancer support group at the World Bank, where they worked. Twelve years later, the group has grown to 139 members.
An avid athlete uses her passion for exercise to rebuild her health and win the Race for the Cure's "Survivor Race" five years in a row.
Because she cannot afford to pay the balance of her plastic surgery bill, a young woman's reconstruction is halted with the expanders in place but the process unfinished.
A young mother decides how to handle information, talk with her children and find nutritional support after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
Discovering she's pregnant at the same time she receives a breast cancer diagnosis, a young woman makes decisions, finds strength and faces challenges.
Even with early screenings because her mother was diagnosed at 31, a young woman contends with her own breast cancer diagnosis and the genetic factor she and her sisters share.
A young African-American woman shares her journey after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.
A woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer is motivated to leave an unhappy marriage.
After an initial diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, Sue Peracchia came to terms with treatment and used volunteering and expressive writing to cope with the uncertainties of living with stage IV breast cancer.
Rachel Levin Troxell, co-founder of LympheDIVAs, received the 2008 Founder's Award (posthumously) from LBBC at our annual gala, The Butterfly Ball. Rachel passed away from metastatic breast cancer in January 2008. Listen to Howard A. Levin, MD, Rachel's father and CEO of LympheDIVAs, and Kristin A. Dudley, former senior vice president of LympheDIVAs, tell Rachel's story.