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September 20, 2022

In 2015, Paris Smith was diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and had to regain her ability to walk. When she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2021, she couldn’t believe it initially. Soon she realized she had learned some lessons from MS she could use for her latest diagnosis, and then a friend’s suggestion that she pose for a photo shoot had a major impact on her self-image and her self-confidence.

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Blog Stories September 20, 2022

September 13, 2022

Michelle Anderson-Benjamin is a community-minded mother of two, an advocate, a certified mental health coach, and the founder of The Fearless Warrior Project, LLC, which provides resources to empower people of color who have been impacted by cancer. Here, Michelle shares her thoughtful, unique approaches to parenting, chemotherapy, and coping.

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A smiling woman in the sunlight.

August 22, 2022

Ten years after her initial breast cancer diagnosis during the pregnancy of her first, long-awaited child, Gillian Lichota discusses the choices she’s made regarding treatment, her metastatic recurrence, parenthood, and more.

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A woman draws in a book

July 26, 2022

Years before she would have a mastectomy as part of breast cancer treatment, Shangrong Lee was a child living in Kansas, worried about her physical appearance.

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Blog Stories July 26, 2022

July 19, 2022

Proceeding with breast reconstruction after a mastectomy can be a difficult process. In Meredith Kane-Sokol’s situation, despite all her research, she was not prepared for her shifting feelings throughout her entire experience. Ultimately, her choice bucked the body image expectations of society, but she felt the immediate benefits. Her perspective might influence yours.

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Blog Stories July 19, 2022
A woman sits at an outdoor London cafe.

July 13, 2022

When Terri Shipp, a professional engineer, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 12 years after her early-stage treatment, she was shocked she had not been aware of her risk. She wants early-stage breast cancer survivors to understand their risk for metastatic disease. 

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Blog Stories July 13, 2022
A woman gazes upward while holding roses to her chest.

July 1, 2022

Learning to accept her post-treatment body wasn’t easy, but Yahira Torres found her own process and discovered a new intimacy with her partner.

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Arin Ahlum Hanson

June 22, 2022

LBBC's Director of Outreach, Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, spoke with LBBC contributor Robin Warshaw about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee’s work and how LBBC programs are making a difference for young women and others.

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June 22, 2022

When Megan Rizzo was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, her employer terminated her employment – and insurance. She fought back.

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Jenny Burkholder

June 1, 2022

Jenny Burkholder contributes a poem born out of her metastatic breast cancer experience and influenced by Wallace Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

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