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‘Did You Beat Cancer?’ They Want To Know

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#19 in a series) You never know what's going to happen when you find a lump in your breast. You hope it's inconsequential because most breast lumps are. …

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Cancer Battle Plan Phase 2: Chemotherapy

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#10 in a series) I discovered a large lump in my breast on October 14, and had a mastectomy on November 10. Two weeks later, it was time to meet with…

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After the Mastectomy: Unveiling and Staging

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#8 in a series) The mastectomy process doesn’t end when you leave the hospital. The weeks that follow involve many physical and emotional changes. …

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Before the Mastectomy: Planning for the Future

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#6 in a series) After surviving the initial tests, the diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, and the beginnings of an action plan, Jim and I fo…

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4 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

By Ben Sherwood, Intent.com On May 7th, Hannah Powell-Auslam of La Mirada, Calif. had a mastectomy to remove her left breast, the kind of surgery that takes place around 137 times per day in th…

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Breast Cancer: Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

I never knew I had the ability to experience so many emotions at the same time. The world as I knew it changed in a moment. There was no going back to "before." This was one of the hardest things to g…

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Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know About Surgery

"You have cancer." Three words--and now, countless questions. Surgery is usually the first line of defense when it comes to treating breast cancer and it typically includes two parts: First, excis…

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