According to the latest figures, estimates that one Breastcancer.org every eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. The good news is that many women survive breast cancer every day. In 2011 alone, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US .. What to Expect approached our community members who fought breast cancer and wanted to share their stories. During their reproductive years, these women were in devastating situation and fought valiantly for themselves, their families, and especially young children.
These are incredible stories.
“My inspiration was my son.”
“the first time I noticed a lump in the left breast in October 2007. He was 26 years old and my first child was only two years . I went to a doctor for examination and said it appeared the fibroadenoma, which is a cancerous tumor that is common in young women. When the biopsy revealed that it was breast cancer was very frightened and cried a lot. uncertainty of my future I worry about my two years old. Because of my young age, the doctor recommended that I have chemotherapy and a mastectomy on both breasts. my inspiration was my son, Alik. he said, “Everything will be fine mom. I love you. “The only thing that kept me going was that I need to stay alive and be strong for my son. Today I am cancer-free, healthy and nine months of my second child pregnancy.”
“my baby saved my life.”
“Six months after marriage I went to my OB to talk . becoming pregnant suggested that I have a baseline mammogram because of a family history of breast cancer Two days after Christmas I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction -.. a process that lasted until August 2011. I opted for the surgery plus chemotherapy so she could try to get pregnant before, but that was all up in the air Miraculously, after only two months of fertility drugs, I became pregnant in January -. only year after my diagnosis! I can not wait to welcome my baby at any time. This baby saved my life, because I have never been sent for that mammogram if I had not seen the OB trying to get pregnant. “
” CANCER I did not want to take away my dreams. “
” one day, I happened to see Giuliana Rancic on TV talking about her mastectomy. I was amazed by their strength and decided to book a mammogram immediately. During a baseline mammogram, small areas that looked suspicious found, and after a biopsy, I found out I had breast cancer. I was diagnosed in December 2011, the same year that gave birth to my daughter, Meredith, and the same month of my marriage. In March 2012, she had a double mastectomy with reconstruction. My biggest inspiration was my little girl. He had to be there for her and not want her to grow up without a mom. In July 2012, my husband and I found out we were expecting again. I did not want to let the cancer take away my dreams. It’s a miracle that I found the disease early. “
” I’m already calling me a survivor. “
” I learned that She had breast cancer when she was seven months pregnant with my fourth child. He had felt a lump in the breast, but thought it was probably just my mammary glands are preparing for milk production. A couple of days before the 40th birthday of my husband called me. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed with shock and disbelief. Two weeks after my diagnosis I started chemotherapy and did four rounds before delivering my baby. I did four rounds of chemotherapy after the baby is born, followed by a double mastectomy, a complete hysterectomy, and a final breast reconstruction. Nevertheless, my husband has been a hero solid as a rock. Let people in my life helps tend to my children. The support I received was amazing. Sarah baby is healthy and uninjured by chemotherapy. My nodes were clear, and I’m calling myself a survivor. My current attitude is:. How can I pay it forward “
” I’m ready to start a new chapter “
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 I went through all available treatments, including a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. I also had breast reconstruction surgery a few years later. The doctors told me I would never be able to have children because of treatment, but if I had a clean bill of health for three years, could begin trying to conceive. Five years have passed since my diagnosis, and I am now eight months pregnant with a girl. I’m still happily married and ready to start this new chapter of my life! “
” Even in my days WORSE MY CHILDREN bring joy to my heart. “
” was 24 years old, 14 weeks pregnant, and a housewife three years when I was diagnosed with stage II invasive ductal carcinoma. I tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, so that doctors formed a plan that could save both me and my baby. He had six rounds of low-dose chemotherapy was effective in reducing my tumor without harming my baby. I was induced at 34 weeks and had a perfect baby girl 4lbs 14 oz Two weeks later, I had a bilateral mastectomy and four weeks after surgery chemotherapy had again once a week for 12 weeks. The only thing that keeps the mind through my journey has been my children and husband. Even in my worst days that bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face “
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