• Pat Bradt: Ovarian Cancer Survivor

    It was September 2009 and I just did not feel right. My husband said “You are not yourself.” My mother said “You look swollen and puffy.” I was having trouble sleeping, had lost my normally robust appetite and had gained 30 pounds seemingly overnight. Thankfully my primary physician listened to …
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  • Kathleen Michel

    Kathleen Michel: Breast Cancer Survivor

    As I write my survivor story, I am on a plane with my daughter. Hubby did not want to travel to a place he has already seen. And…he said I should go make some memories with my daughter. (I love him!) We are headed to Florence, Italy where we will …
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  • Amy Baker

    Amy Baker: Breast Cancer Survivor

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 39 years old. And then again when I was 44. Before cancer, I spent a lot of time being afraid. Afraid to think about my family’s legacy of breast cancer, afraid to go for a mammogram, afraid I might have breast …
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  • Sue Johansen

    Sue Johansen: Breast Cancer Survivor

    It was that hectic time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Busy, busy, busy. I didn’t give much thought to my annual mammogram. Then came the initial diagnosis of breast cancer. This was followed shortly by a diagnosis of a second unrelated cancer in my other breast. My world stopped. My claim …
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