I Survived Breast Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Thank God For the Practice of Medicine!

    I live in Canada, and people do a lot of complaining about our health care system.  But in my experience, the care I had was wonderful, and I learned who the true heroes are in our society.  And they are not movie stars or athletes.  They are the people who are...
    cloudyisbest cloudyisbest
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2007

    The Interruption In My Life Called Breast Cancer

    I discovered a lump in my breast following the completion of the "Dash and Splash" race sponsored by the New York Road Runners in July of 2005. I didn't want to think about breast cancer at the time, it was not present in my family and honestly I always thought that my...
    ginger1979 ginger1979
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 14, 2007

    Trying to Get Over Having Had Breast Cancer

    I had always feared getting breast cancer. Even as a young teen. After 40 I went for regular check ups. I can just imagine the Doctors thinking that I was nuts. Anyway it happened. Last year I found out that I had breast cancer stage 2. I went through chemo and it was terrible...
    annannaco annannaco
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2007

    I Was 40

    My journey started in october 2005 with a lump in my left breast ,after being told nothing sinister by a doctor ,i thought i was ok ,i wasnt offered a biopsy just to have the lump removed ,which i did only to be told  3 days before xmas it was cancer ,the margins were clear...
    blusher blusher
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    Just Finished Treatments and Got the All Clear

    this was my 40th birthday present. turned 40 and 7 days later was diagnosed with breat cancer. left mascectomy and removal. found it in 8 out 18 lymph nodes. went thru 24 weeks of chemo and 6 1/2 weeks radtition. finally getting the clear to go back to work in july. there were...
    mactoni mactoni
    Jun 26, 2009

    An Unexpected Diagnosis

    I was diagnosed 10 years ago this month. After the biopsy, the doctor called and said it looked good. Th next day,he called back and said the results were positive. My reaction, so I have been told was extrodinary. I simply said "where do we go from here? Of course, there...
    EJ28 EJ28
    31-35, F
    Dec 3, 2009

    Feeling Myself Up Saved My Life.......

    Yes, I'm happy to admit it, but I've been feeling myself up for years.  It started in High School when in my health class the teacher explained how to do self breast exams.  Of course being the class clown that I tend to be, I asked the teacher if it would make me go...
    SharLight SharLight
    Oct 11, 2008

    I'M a Survivor

    as the coolness of  fall settles in,  bittersweet memories of a time  forgotten seem to unwillingly creep into my soul.  the fear and loneliness, the uncertainty, and god, the horrible sickness.  looking in the mirror, i look o.k.  i feel o.k.  ...
    51-55, F
    Oct 8, 2008

    5 Years

    1993 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had gone in for my yearly mammogram and a few days later a letter arrived asking me to call my doctor for more tests. He said I had to see a surgeon. I made the appointment with the surgeon and he told me that they suspected I had a...
    61-65, F
    Oct 9, 2008

    Lemonade Out of Lemons

    In July 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and two weeks later I had a double mastectomy.  I had my first experience with Jackson Pratt drains when I was sent home from the hospital with them TAPED to my abdomen.  My initial fear was the possibility of...
    Dendell08 Dendell08
    Nov 4, 2008

    Im 31. and I Have Breast Cancer.

    Hi. for years now. I dont really know how many, Ive had a lump in my breast. ive gone to three doctors, and everytime they said, your too young, your breasts are too dense, its just a fibroid. noone would give me a mammogram, no ultrasound, one doctor wouldnt even give me a...
    trainerwthadane trainerwthadane
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Early Detection Is Not the Key

    I knew I had a lump...I was almost certain it was breast cancer. I didn't have insurance. I had just moved to the west coast. I was interviewing. I knew that once I was diagnosed with breast cancer it would be an 'existing condition'. I checked into this with insurance providers...
    uniboob uniboob
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2007

    I just had a double mastectomy

    and reconstructive surgery. I feel stronger than ever because of this fight.
    justjackie2 justjackie2
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 26, 2008

    Another Breast Cancer Survivor...hopefully

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer March 2005 age 31 !  my son had turned one the previous month.     Life was literally turned upside down when I was told the diagnosis, then followed surgery, months of chemotherapy and weeks of radiatherapy.  Still...
    Maximise Maximise
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008

    It May Help?

    each day when you open your browser, did you ever realize there might be something you could be doing to help catch breast cancer earlier and perhaps take less victims? http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2 i've added this website to my tabs. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2007
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