CancerWorrier

By: Amy McInnis I first felt the presence of “it” this past June, but I wouldn’t even allow my fingers to explore how it actually felt beneath them. You see, I had fibrocystic, “busy,” dense breasts, so a self-exam would have ALWAYS meant I’d feel something. Plus, I had just had a “clear” 3D mammogram in December. My breasts were…

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UnBRCAble Me!

By: Kristy Ellison All my life people have been telling me… You should write a book… You can’t make this shit up! So here I am writing… about my life… it’s not quite a book, and it may not be a great novel, but it is me…. all of my raw emotions and feelings. For me, writing will be one…

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DJ Breast Cancer

By: Tina Conrad Tina Conrad is a 7 year breast cancer survivor and the daughter of a 2 time breast cancer survivor.  She has lived the breast cancer journey both as the survivor and the daughter of one.  Tina knows both sides of the story.  She has been the ears that have heard, the eyes that have watched, and the hand…

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Pretty Fit Survivor

By: Na’Diah Smith A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Na’Diah graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University. She resides in Dallas, TX and is currently a Sr. Associate, Transformation Delivery at a Big 4 consulting firm…

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YourPinkSis

By Erika Silva Hi I’m Erika Silva, and I am I Breast Cancer Survivor.  I Was at home one evening just chilling before bed when I decided to do a self breast exam and felt a lump.  On January 25, 2018 I was diagnosed, stage 2 triple positive invasive carcinoma. Treatment plan moved forward pretty fast, I survived 6 rounds of…

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WARRIOR Challenge Accepted

By: Jessica Deumig Throughout my career in Advertising, Sales and Marketing, ‘managing expectations’ has always been one of the top required skills. Under-promise and over-deliver. And that’s all well and good in the professional sense, but how do you manage your own expectations? Especially when faced with something completely out of your control and unexpected…  When I was diagnosed with…

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Some would say I’m “special”. In 2018 I was diagnosed with a rare, 1 in 200,000 genetic mutation and syndrome.

By: Madison LeBlanc PTEN mutation means that my body doesn’t use it’s tumor suppressor gene or in my case of a complete deletion it just didn’t make it. When it comes to PTEN mutation we have 6 different types of cancer types we are likely to get and breast being our number one at 90%. We’re constantly under screenings to…

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It’s Not Just A Bra, It’s The Story Behind It!

By: Dana Donofree Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Dana Donofree founded AnaOno out of her own necessity and desire for pretty, sexy, beautiful lingerie. After a mastectomy with reconstruction, bras no longer fit her surgically altered body, and Dana was certain there must be more than just sports bras and camisoles. With a degree in fashion design from Savannah…

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Getting Your Life Back: How Does Cancer Rehabilitation Get Rid of Cancer Treatment Symptoms?

By Kelly Reed, PT, DPT, OnCS, CLT-LANA With the progression of treatment options and research, percentages of breast cancer survivorship are skyrocketing.  Of course, this is amazing! However, what many find is that cancer and its treatment can leave behind frustrating side effects. During and after breast cancer treatment or prophylactic surgery, 90% of women are left with at least…

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