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“In January 2018, I underwent a preventative double mastectomy due to carrying the BRCA 1 gene mutation. My family health history had breast and ovarian cancer spread throughout. Every women on my dads side had some form, it was terrifying. When I found out that I carried the mutation, I didn't hesitate to find out what I could do. Making this choice was the easiest, hardest decision I ever made. Having the BRCA 1 mutation and choosing to take preventative measures can be lonely and terrifying. When I started to share my journey and help raise awareness of our options, I wanted to show women that they aren't alone, there are so many of us here, that this doesn't have to be ugly, it can be beautiful, and that it is scary, but when it's all over you are a warrior. Wearing my AWARE necklace reminds me of my journey and all that I have done and continue to do, to help not only myself but the women after me.” @brcamama

 

“I've had always been healthy with a strong body and then one day that changed. I found a lump and was diagnosed with triple-positive breast cancer that had spread to 6 lymph nodes. The day of my first chemo appointment, I was told cancer had spread to my lungs, liver, and bone. I am a stage four metastatic breast cancer patient. My prognosis is 2-10 years, and I have now been in active treatment for 3 years. I've learned that there are effective drugs that are keeping my original METS from growing. I'm NOT in remission and never will be. The drug Herceptin is helping to slow down cancer from growing and spreading as long as possible. Even with all the "pink campaigns" that talk about early detection, there is little awareness about the later stages of breast cancer. Each day I choose to live my best life and help educate those who want to know about my cancer story. I wear this necklace to draw awareness to the disease that spreads beyond the breast, Metastatic Breast Cancer. Most recently, I now have metastasis to my brain. I had (SRS) radiation to stop the growth. A repeat MRI showed that the two original METS had reduced in size. However, I had two new metastasis. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they either choose to live or to die. There are beautiful days, and there are those with bad news. Either way, I plan to live and to thrive through my day to day journey.” @notoriousmbc_

 

“I was fulfilling my duty as a mom by feeding my baby when I discovered a small bump on my breast. Never had I imagined that from that moment on, my life would change forever. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage III and my biggest predicament was being forced to stop breastfeeding my 4 months old baby, he was so little and not aware of what was happening or what his mom was going through, however without even knowing he saved my life. Prior to that moment, I was showing no symptoms at all, I was always a “healthy person” but in a matter of hours my world was rocked. Nowadays I realize that was the way that life encourages me to live a better and meaningful life. Today I am a proud 35 years old woman with 2 years in remission, feeling passionate about shining a bright light upon people affected and that are currently fighting this and any other diseases. I am here to show my support for this cause and deliver my message to everyone: “believe that only true power and strength comes from within ourselves” @soloescancer

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