29 10, 2018

Melody’s Story

By |2018-10-29T13:51:57+00:00October 29th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Melody’s Story

HEARING the word "cancer" is scary. I never would have imagined, not even once, that I would get cancer. But it happened. I tested positive for breast cancer in 2010. Fortunately, my doctors detected it “relatively early.” Now in my seventh year in remission, I feel lucky and thankful that I was able to beat cancer. [...]

29 10, 2018

Marci’s Story

By |2018-10-29T13:38:29+00:00October 29th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Marci’s Story

  It was a shock as we have no history of breast cancer in our family. I suddenly went from a very healthy, 45-year-old woman, to 45-year-old women with Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast cancer. Something I knew nothing about. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer on May 8, 2017, and [...]

20 09, 2018

Amber’s Story

By |2018-09-12T12:09:53+00:00September 20th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Amber’s Story

I was diagnosed on December 18, 2012, at the age of 35. I have no family history and tested negative for the BRCA gene. Self-examination led to early detection. On February 14, 2013, I had a bilateral mastectomy, tissue expanders put in, and a port placed in my chest for the 16 rounds of chemo [...]

11 09, 2018

Susana’s Story

By |2018-09-11T16:35:58+00:00September 11th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Susana’s Story

I was diagnosed at age 35 on May 24, 2017. I have currently stopped by prophylactic chemo due to bad side effects but am due to have my reconstruction surgery this November 2018. I am currently in remission and waiting to have my Left side mastectomy and reconstruction of both breasts this November 4th, 2018. [...]

30 08, 2018

Kimberly’s Story

By |2018-08-30T10:53:50+00:00August 30th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Kimberly’s Story

I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer on September 17, 2016. And today I am currently being treated for bone metastasis with chemotherapy, and other forms of treatment. The hardest thing for me was knowing that the likelihood of not being there for my children's milestone It absolutely crushed me emotionally. But I think [...]

2 08, 2018

Olivia’s Story

By |2018-08-01T16:33:41+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Olivia’s Story

I first heard about The Breast Cancer Charities and the Feeling Beautiful Again program one day through just a general internet search, and I am so glad I did! After seeing what this program does and gives to women, I knew I needed to request bags for my patients to lift their spirits. I requested [...]

12 07, 2018

Cora’s Story

By |2018-07-06T10:08:27+00:00July 12th, 2018|Survivor Stories|Comments Off on Cora’s Story

My name is Cora, I am 50 years old and live in Seal Cove, Maine. I was first diagnosed with IDC breast cancer in April of 2015. After 2 lumpectomies, 4 rounds of chemo, and a bilateral mastectomy with implants reconstruction. I am now 3 years out from the initial diagnosis. As my cancer was ER/PR+her2-, [...]