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Three Words Change Everything

By on June 24th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s note: The following post was originally published on the Just Three Words site in May 2014.

When I graduated college I was excited to be starting the next chapter of my life. I was sure that by the next year I would have found a cool job, possibly in a new city, and enjoying establishing myself as an adult. I could never have imagined …

Bald, Fat & Crazy: Wig Shopping

By on June 18th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

From the Publisher: When Stephanie, an occupational therapist, tri-athlete, and mother of one, was 37 years old, she was in the midst of adopting a daughter from China, had accepted she wouldn’t get pregnant again after four years of trying, and was deciding what to wear to her 20th high school reunion. But her focus quickly changed when she discovered a hard, chick-pea-sized lump …

OMG! 2014 Cancer Summit for Young Adults April 24-27: See You in Vegas!

By on March 26th, 2014 Categories: Events, The Breast Cancer Journey

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40, then Stupid Cancer’s OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults might just change your life.

An oncology conference and social networking event like no other, the OMG! Cancer Summit draws hundreds of young adults diagnosed with all types of cancer for a multi-day experience. The Summit began in 2008 as a 1-day event in …

Recommended Resource: Sharsheret

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters strives to be a place where anyone concerned about or diagnosed with breast cancer can come to find the information and support they need, when they need it the most. But because breast cancer can affect anyone regardless of age, cultural experience, and access to care, being an “all things to all people” resource can be a challenge. That’s why we’re happy to recommend …

Embracing the Transformation: Living with Cancer at 36

By on August 8th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

My name is Rabia Gibbs. A few weeks before my 36th birthday I was diagnosed with stage IIb/IIIa, triple-negative breast cancer. In order, my treatment plan entails neoadjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and then reconstructive surgery. I recently finished chemo (4 sessions of Adriamycin/Cytoxan and 4 sessions of Taxol). In less than a week, I will be undergoing surgery: a modified radical mastectomy on the …

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