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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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Caring Through Group Work: Lorraine Nagy

August 30, 2012

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. 

Keeping Stride to Stay Healthy: Margaret Zuccotti

August 28, 2012

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.

Money Troubles Stall Reconstruction: Lynn Michael

June 29, 2012

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.

Strength After the Unexpected Happens: Westray Corradine

June 11, 2012

A young mother decides how to handle information, talk with her children and find nutritional support after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Pregnant at Diagnosis: Karen Ortiz

May 15, 2012

Discovering she's pregnant at the same time she receives a breast cancer diagnosis, a young woman makes decisions, finds strength and faces challenges.

Facing Down Family History: Katie Hartline

May 9, 2012

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.

Coming Full Circle: A Young Woman’s Journey

December 16, 2011

A young African-American woman shares her journey after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.

Never Look Back: Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons

September 22, 2010

A woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer is motivated to leave an unhappy marriage.

The To-Do List: Sue Peracchia’s Story

September 21, 2010

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.

A Tribute to Rachel Troxell

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.

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