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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Khadijat Fatai-Banwo Demonstrates Passion and Dedication as the 2020 Hero of Hope™ Patient Award Winner
Breast CancerHero of Hope
Khadijat Fatai-Banwo’s HER2-positive breast cancer diagnosis changed her outlook on the world and inspired her to become a leading voice in advocating for cancer care to be a national health priority in Nigeria.
Staying Positive
Breast CancerPatient StoriesSurvivorship
Neelam Shinde, a 2-time breast cancer survivor, reflects on the power of positive thinking and remembering that setbacks are integral parts of life.
Life Is Interrupted, but Cancer Cannot Push Its Pause Button
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in her introduction to the October issue, Lillie Shockney explores the fear of cancer recurrence, the value of exercise, and other breast cancer-related articles featured in the issue.
Cancer: Awful and Amazing
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast CancerPatient Stories
Gina Stratton was inspired by her granddad, who had advanced-stage lung cancer. She talks about her dealing with her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40 while having a full-time job.
From a Breast Cancer Nurse to a Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast CancerPatient Stories
Idalina Colburn, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, recounts her transition from helping people with cancer as an oncology nurse to being a patient herself and learning to appreciate every moment of her life.
My Journey from Diagnosis to Survival
Breast CancerPatient StoriesSurvivorship
When Sandra Lewis found out she was a carrier of the BRCA2 gene mutation, she was determined to get informed. She learned to embrace the moment, focused on the facets of her life that she could control, and remembered to smile as part of healing.
The Power of Hope: Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast CancerPatient Stories
At age 24, Nalie Agustin was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. After about 3 years of remission and gaining a large online following through her inspirational writing, videos, and podcasts, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She explains to doctors that their words are as powerful as the treatments they prescribe.
Life Interrupted: Telling Stories, Sharing Scars
Breast CancerFilm Reviews
Filmmaker and breast cancer survivor Paula Mozen made a personal and moving documentary called “Life Interrupted,” which chronicles her and 2 other women’s emotional bouts with breast cancer.
The Remission Question: Are You “In” or “Out”?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
After her 2017 breast cancer diagnosis, Sheryle Cruse had to learn how to navigate other people’s expectations for good news, and how to carry the emotional burden of not knowing what to say to people looking for answers about her disease.
Breast Cancer Warrior
Art TherapyBreast Cancer
Viktoria Romanova created this oil painting for her friend’s daughter’s art exhibition that raised awareness to breast cancer, and dedicated it to her friends and all others who have been fighting breast cancer.
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