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My Breast Cancer Story

From an early age, my family has been effected by this challenging and potent disease. My mother, my aunt, my two sisters and myself have all been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was fortunate to dodge the bullet of full-on cancer by early dectection through mammograms and choosing to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Thankfully, Angelina Jolie has brought publicity to a radical choice, which was the right one for me 17 years ago. And I am truly blessed that this disease has not taken the life of anyone in my family.

From my personal experience and family history, I hope, if you have been diagnosed with cancer that you are able to reach out and lean on family and friends for support. And for those of you who know someone with breast cancer, I ask you to help however you can. You might not Race for the Cure, but driving to a doctors appointment, or feeding a cat or calling to say hello goes a long way towards healing. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but every day is a good day to stand up to breast cancer. Thank you!

Always hoping for a good outcome,

xoxo Janice

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