Posts Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

“My Voice” by Diane Huddleston

"My Voice" by Diane Huddleston

My name is Diane and I am a 4 time cancer survivor! For me to be able to write that is a MIRACLE! I feel so blessed to say I am a survivor. My story began by being born as a premature twin weighing only 3lbs. and 14 oz. about 2 months early so right […]

“My Voice” by Diana Parker

"My Voice" by Diana Parker

My name is Diana Parker, I live in Ohio. I am 47 years old; I was diagnosed when I was 44. My story begins a lot like everyone else’s, go in to get something checked, and the doctor said honey I’m sorry you have breast cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma […]

“My Voice” by Angie Suttles

"My Voice" by Angie Suttles

This is My Story In 1998, after being treated for what I was told was just an “infection,” I was diagnosed at the age of 31 with a rare vulva cancer, which had invaded one lymph node in my pelvic area. Following radical surgery, I was given radiation to the area and told that I […]

“My Voice” by Debbie Cook

"My Voice" by Debbie Cook

It has been a little more than 19 months that I received my 2nd diagnosis of breast cancer. On April 11th, 2008 the diagnosis was a triple negative,  invasive ductile carcinoma, Stage 3. This time it was more aggressive and I had a very aggressive 2 rounds of chemo and a mastectomy. Thirteen years ago I had been […]

“My Voice” by Jody Schoger

"My Voice" by Jody Schoger

Growing up in southwestern New York and Iowa left me with a deep connection to the world of living things.  My brothers, sister and I would spent hours outside – from building castles and forts in the woods to sliding into mud puddles when the rain fell just right.  Early on I loved the changing […]

“My Voice” by Amy Baker

"My Voice" by Amy Baker

March 18th was my one-year “cancer-versary”. One year to the day that Dr. Ashikari called to tell me “there is a cancer there”. Five simple words.  Life changing words.  And, maybe, there is nothing simple about them at all.  That was the day my “journey” officially began.  Informally, of course, it had begun three weeks […]

“My Voice” by Melanie Singh

“My Voice” by Melanie Singh

It has been 1 ½ years since I got that awful phone call. Survivor Sisters & Brothers, you know the one I’m talking about… I was 35 years old, and I’d never given breast cancer a second thought. That was something that happened to other women – not me. Nobody in my family had ever […]

“My Voice” by Linda Ockwell-Jenner

“My Voice” by Linda Ockwell-Jenner

As I get ready to walk out onto the stage, in front of 500 breast cancer survivors, I think back to a time when I had no idea I  would be standing here today about to inspire others with my story. I really did not like working at the shoe store, but I had to […]

“My Voice” by Hayley Townley

"My Voice" by Hayley Townley

Cancer is my Kryptonite Kryptonite, as you may know, was Superman’s weakness. Cancer in all its forms is my Kryptonite. In 1991, I lost my Mom to breast cancer. She was 47; I was 25. She had been battling it since she was 37. In 2002, at age 36, I was diagnosed with Stage 3B […]

“My Voice” by Tricia Keegan

“My Voice” by Tricia Keegan

I was away from home on business when I found the lump one morning in the summer of 2005 while showering. There’s no history of breast cancer in my family and I found it quite by accident, I recall it took a great deal of determination and focus to get through my work and meetings […]

“My Voice” by Angie Sanchez

“My Voice” by Angie Sanchez

Cancer runs in my family, though not in first degree relatives. My grandfather died of lung cancer. My second cousin on mom’s side was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45, and died at 49. Herceptin wasn’t around yet. She was brilliant and young, I miss her. Her mother passed not long after from breast […]

“My Voice” by Kristin King

"My Voice" by Kristin King

“Where do you turn when there’s nowhere to go Can’t escape the fear deep down in your soul It paralyzes your heart, stops you in your tracks No one can save you, your future looks black” *Lyrics from ‘No Surrender’ by Dichroic Glass, © 2007 I was 37 years old, happily living life with my […]

“My Last Two Weeks” by Lynn Lane

"My Last Two Weeks" by Lynn Lane

I will preface this by saying that I’m writing this in a stream of consciousness with zero editing because that’s how I feel right now. I just want to see what comes out and be as honest as I can in the process. I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 after my day of […]

“My Voice” by Elaine Koogler

"My Voice" by Elaine Koogler

I really truly hate cancer.  I hate it because it has not only altered my life (and my body) as a result of four bouts with the disease, but because it has deprived me…and by extension, the world…of the wisdom, enthusiasm, talents and love of those I have lost to cancer.  I have even lost […]

“My Voice” by Kim Ferranto

"My Voice" by Kim Ferranto

Being a two time cancer survivor before the age of 40 was not “in the plan”.  My husband, Pete, and I grew up together. We’ve known one another for 30 years. We are best friends and soul mates, married since 1992. Our children at the time were 9, 7 and 2. Everything was moving along […]

“My Voice” by Debbie Thomas

"My Voice" by Debbie Thomas

My name is Debbie and I am 44 years old. Around Thanksgiving 2006, when I was 41 years old, I was getting undressed to get ready for bed when I had an itch on my left breast. I scratched and felt a lump. As I felt it I knew it wasn’t supposed to be there […]

“My Voice” by Valerie Finnerty

"My Voice" by Valerie Finnerty

My name is Valerie and I am a breast cancer survivor.  For more than 20 years, I often felt like I was just waiting for the diagnosis that had claimed my mother’s life when she was only 48, so it wasn’t a complete surprise when I was diagnosed with stage IIB invasive lobular carcinoma at […]

“My Voice” by Liz Solorio

"My Voice" by Liz Solorio

On September 4, 2004, my mother called telling me she thought my father was having a heart attack. When I arrived, I found him in his recliner not breathing. I began CPR while my mother called 911. Little did I know this would be just the beginning of my new life. After four months of […]

“My Voice” by Susan Rafte

"My Voice" by Susan Rafte

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since my status changed to Cancer Survivor. That moment in time is as vivid to me as other remarkable, tragic moments in history that I have lived through.  The clarity of my memories of ‘where I was’, and ‘what I was doing’ when the […]

“My Voice” by Carey Weiner

"My Voice" by Carey Weiner

June 25, 2007, I thought I was going in for a routine Mammogram, Ultrasound and MRI right before my 35th birthday, due to breast cancer running in my family.  Little did I know it was the day that changed my life forever! I had known that there were issues in my family, my Grandmother and […]

“My Voice” by Ria Vanden Eynde

"My Voice" by Ria Vanden Eynde

I’m surviving two cancers, thyroid and breast. They were diagnosed about nine months apart. The thyroid cancer was found after my physiotherapist, working on my shoulder, told me to have my thyroid checked because it felt swollen to her. For a long while, I thought it might be a benign thing, not needing intervention up […]

“My Voice” by Katie Roosa

"My Voice" by Katie Roosa

March 24, 2008 was the day that I got news that changed my life; that was the day I heard the words: “You have breast cancer”.  At first I thought there was some sort of mistake, I had a lump removed, but I was only 20 years old.  I have no family history of breast […]

“My Voice” by Janis Fitzgerald

"My Voice" by Janis Fitzgerald

At the height of a promising career, two lovely twin boys, a happy marriage and lovely new dream home I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Breast Cancer at the age of 40. I had always thought I lead the ‘good’ life to lower my risk. I practiced everything the advocates told me to.  I prayed […]

“My Voice” by Marcia Hahnfeld Deitrick

"My Voice" by Marcia Hahnfeld Deitrick

I began surviving breast cancer the day I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, on September 17, 2007.   In the past 22 months, I have underwent seven surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and endured multiple treatment related complications and side effects. A month after I turned 40, I found a lump in my […]