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A Survivor Four Times Over
I have been battling breast cancer for 25 years now. I was first diagnosed at 29, then again at 34, 36, and 52. For me, breast cancer is a chronic illness and a lifetime battle.
Although I long suspected that there was a hereditary basis for my cancers, genetic testing when I was in my 30s came back inconclusive...
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They Deserve No Less
More women have been evacuated from the theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan for breast cancer-related causes than any other reason. Unfortunately, the VA does not recognize breast cancer as a service-related disability, and veterans remain ineligible for the health coverage they earned through their service.
If America is to maintain an effective fighting force, this cannot continue.
Take Action: Urge Congress to Act
As cancer therapy becomes more effective and the number of cancer survivors increases, doctors and patients need to be asking questions about heart health, according to the experts at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
More than two million breast cancer survivors in the United States are believed to be at risk for cardiotoxicity (when cancer drugs have toxic effects on the heart).
This and every Mother’s Day, the mothers of these adorable babies have additional reasons to celebrate: every one of these mothers was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Despite having to make some scary decisions about treatment or postponement of treatment, they made it through. One reason was that they all had someone to talk to, another mother who had made the same journey.