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Juliet Aguwa

Juliet Uzoma-Aguwa moved from West Africa to the U.S. in 1996 to get an education and a better life. By 2008, she was married, had two daughters and was living the life she’d always hoped for. But after a clean routine checkup, she sought a second opinion on a lump in her left breast. An [...]

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Nikia Hammonds-Blakely

When Nikia Hammonds-Blakely was first diagnosed, breast cancer awareness and treatment options were far from where they are today. It was 1994, she was 16 years old and felt powerless in her situation. But that didn’t keep her quiet for long. This is the story of an incredible young woman who found her voice in [...]

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Selinah Wanyoike

Be Encouraged I'm a mother of three little boys and I was diagnosed by stage 3 advanced breast cancer whereby I had to start chemotherapy immediately. I had gone 21 chemotherapy and mastectomy and now I am going for radiation and herceptin (3x9 months). I am well and I have seen my God walking with [...]

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Nancy’s breast cancer survivor story

My name is Nancy. I am a 2 1/2 year breast cancer survivor. Luckily, my cancer was caught by mammogram in the very early stages. It was a stage 1 cancer. I had a lumpectomy and all the lymph nodes removed under the arm on that side. The nodes were all clear. I was able [...]

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Leitha’s breast cancer survivor story

My name is Leitha and I was 36 when I found a knot in my breast. It was huge, and the doctors kept asking me "how could you have not found this earlier?" I'm sure I had noticed it earlier but dismissed it as a swollen fibrous cyst because every breast exam I ever had [...]

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Alyson’s breast cancer survivor story

Hi! My name is Alyson. I am 41 years old and still fighting for my life. I was diagnosed April 16, 2005 with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). While vacationing at a state park lodge with my husband and two sons, I noticed a rash on my left breast. The next morning the breast was so [...]

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Michelle’s breast cancer survivor story

January 13, 1997 was one of the happiest days of my life. My first granddaughter was born. We were all so happy that Stephanie came in without any problems and she was definitely the center of our attention. Five days later my husband and I decided to go shopping for a crib for our home [...]

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Sharon’s breast cancer survivor story

It was five years ago on the 11th of January that I got the call from my surgeon regarding the outcome of my biopsy. It confirmed what I knew. I had breast cancer. I wasn’t able to feel my lump. I had a lobular mass that was picked up on my annual mammogram. I was [...]

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Lauren’s breast cancer survivor story

At the age of 34, on my 2nd anniversary, my husband noticed a lump. Tears rolled down my face as I prayed for the best and feared for the worst. The very next day I set up an appointment with an OB/GYN who told me that she was 99% sure this was fibrocystic. I was [...]

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Maris’s breast cancer survivor story

I am sure my story is like many others but I would like to share it. My husband, daughters, mother, brothers and sister were great during this time. On September 19, 2001, I went in for my yearly mammogram with the usual confidence that I had always gone because there had never been any cancer [...]

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