Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
That’s one mother. One daughter. One wife.
These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us HOPE
Ashley is a stage IV, metastatic breast cancer survivor. She identifies as a survivor, earning it the hard way. Ashley is a walking embodiment of why research is important – and she knows it. It all started in 2010 with a stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis. The diagnosis led to a double mastectomy and chemotherapy.
We have come a long way in our discussion of cancer. Body parts, lumps, bumps, symptoms and side effects are all fair game. We discuss them openly, as we should. Our society has effectively exposed cancer for what it is – an insidious disease. And still, there are parts of cancer we don’t unpack. For
As a nurse with UNC Health, Brittany Moye worked with sick and healing patients as part of her job. But, in 2018, after finding a lump in her breast, she was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer, which included three tumors and 10 cm of DCIS. Brittany had surgery to remove the cancer, and is
At 43, after having her second child, Christine Johnson went in for a routine mammogram. “They called me to tell me they found calcifications,” Johnson said. She went back in for a second mammogram and a biopsy. When the results came back in November 2018, Christine was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ — a
Charlene Curtis’ fight with cancer started in 2014, but health issues in 2013 led her to start paying closer attention to her health. Over the summer, she experienced some swelling and fatigue. In August, she had a scary episode where her heart felt like it was beating out of her chest. After a series of
For the first time, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run Walk has two cancer warriors as honorary co-chairs! Angela Caraway is a stage 3 colon cancer warrior who just passed five years since her diagnosis, and Katrina Cooke is a stage 4 breast cancer warrior who has completed 158 chemotherapy treatments! Both of these
In March 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive, stage 3 breast cancer – invasive ductal carcinoma that was HER2+. I was 34 years old, my kids were 11 months old and 3 years old, my husband and I were supposed to be celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary in April. Cancer was the last thing