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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 1990, a young woman is told inflammatory breast cancer will take her life in less than a year. Twenty-two years later, she is an active advocate in the breast cancer community.
After seeing her sister go through a breast cancer diagnosis and two recurrences, and eventually being diagnosed herself, a woman learns of the BRCA1 gene mutation her family carries.
After breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, a recurrence and more treatment, a young woman achieves much hoped-for motherhood through adoption.
A young mother diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer finds strength in God and creativity.
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.