Breast Cancer

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Read October 11, 2023

A Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Words of Hope & Ways to Cope

Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. You also might be a breast cancer patient or survivor, like Kay, who was diagnosed with an aggressive, advanced stage breast cancer in 2020. Read on to learn about Kay, whose story may help other patients and survivors feel less alone in their experience.
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Read December 13, 2022

Coping With Triple Negative Breast Cancer? 3 Areas Where You May Need Extra Support

Findings from our cancer experience survey show that people with triple negative breast cancer can face significant distress due to financial toxicity and challenging symptoms and side effects. Keep reading for 3 key takeaways to know if you or a loved one is facing a TNBC diagnosis, and resources that can help.
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Read October 6, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness: Let’s Talk Screening, Survivorship & Support

In the United States, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality by nearly 40% since 1990. Many women have shared their own stories about the key role routine screening played in their breast cancer diagnosis, leading to timely treatment. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we share a few of those stories here. If you are living with breast cancer or are a caregiver to someone with breast cancer, we also share resources that can help ease the burden of your journey.
Evelina, a breast cancer survivor, smiles wide on a city sidewalk
Read July 20, 2021

Strength in Survivorship: Cancer Survivor Evelina Shares Her Story

Our survivorship series continues with a Q&A with Evelina, a breast cancer survivor who has been sharing her experience — both the gifts and the challenges — with others. “One of the toughest challenges I faced throughout my journey was losing my father right in the midst of treatment,” she says. Read on to learn more about Evelina’s story.
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Read July 2, 2021

Living on Purpose: Cancer Survivor Amber Havekost Shares Her Journey

Amber Havekost wears many hats in life — mother, wife, survivorship coach, avid writer. She is also a breast cancer survivor. In a Q&A with the Cancer Support Community, Amber shares her survivorship story with us. “As deep as my pain goes, so does my gratitude," she notes, "not one replacing the other, but both existing together.” Read on for more words of wisdom and inspiration from Amber.