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Breast Cancer Patient Stories

Carol Hess

Breast Cancer

Carol Hess

Breast Cancer

In the fall of 2006, I was caring for my two young children, who were one year old and three years old at the time, and working for the Navy in the field of civil engineering technology. My department is responsible for supporting the launch and recovery systems for aircraft used on aircraft carriers. I was active and went running, took yoga classes, and enjoyed mountain biking, boating, and gardening.

Marlene Haney

Breast Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer

Marlene Haney

Breast Cancer;  Colorectal Cancer

When Marlene Haney turned 60 in 2013 she decided the best gift she could give herself was a physical she had been putting off. Self–employed and without supplemental health insurance, she says she had not be in a position to see a doctor for over a decade. When her right breast became tender, she realized a trip to the doctor was necessary.

Kim Hagerich

Breast Cancer

Kim Hagerich

Breast Cancer

Moving halfway across the country with two small children can be stressful, but when we moved for my husband’s new job in 2005, I took it in stride. My husband Todd and I settled into a friendly family-oriented neighborhood in a northern Philadelphia suburb.

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

Sonia Smith

Breast Cancer

I was very busy as the Economic and Business Development Program Administrator for Bucks County, PA, when a routine mammogram in January 2011 confirmed that I had stage 2 breast cancer in my left breast. Further testing at my local hospital found that the cancer had spread to all 4 quadrants of my breast.

Tijuana Smith

Breast Cancer

Tijuana Smith

Breast Cancer

I discovered a pea-sized lump in my right breast at age 36, shortly after my father died. My father had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 19, colon cancer while in his 40s, and then esophageal cancer, which took his life at age 56. After his funeral, I felt I would get cancer one day, and as the oldest of 3 siblings, I thought I would probably be first. I was right.

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