A Day In The Life

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET BREAST CANCER AT 22

I’m Leslie Almiron. I usually split my time between being an accountant and a full-blown princess diva. However, in May 2016 I had to put my princess career on hold while I turned into a cancer fighting ninja. A few days before I turned 23, and about a month before I was set to graduate from undergrad, I found myself on a very long, cold table getting a needle biopsy for a lump I accidentally found in my left breast…

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Thriving With Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer

I’m Stephanie Seban.  I am a blogger, wellness advocate and cancer thriver who has been thriving with stage IV metastatic breast cancer for over 5 years.  Given a grim prognosis at such a young age, I have managed to defy all odds by being my own health advocate and now use my story as a catalyst to spread the message, when one truly believes, ALL things are possible. I was diagnosed with “incurable” stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in June…

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How Breast Cancer Changed Me and My Life For the Better

By Danielle Sass  The first time I felt a lump in my breast I didn’t know what to expect. Once I was told I had breast cancer, I went straight to the internet to research it. This had brought out a nasty side of me. Going to that 14th floor would just give me the chills and an attitude so depressing. One day I was so upset, I locked myself in my room and starting kneeling on the ground. I heard…

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Life After Breast Cancer: The Other Side Of Pink

By Carrie Ellman-Larsen I know what I was told.  I was told that it was going to be a hard year; a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.   I was told that I was going to lose my hair but it would come back and while it did, I’d get to wear cute hairstyles.  I was told that I’d lose some energy and might feel sick but once it was done, I’d return back to normal.  Normal.  That’s a word that I…

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

By Michelle Mandel, diagnosed at age 32  & Melissa Porcelli, diagnosed at age 37 When women think of breast cancer treatment, the first thing that comes to mind are the “big three” surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. A lot of people assume that when treatment is over, you’re done with breast cancer. It’s gone. You can move on now. The truth is that once you are diagnosed the fight never ends. Although your active treatment may be over, the fight against recurrence continues….

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