THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS CHANGE IS

IN 2009

My husband noticed that I had started a habit of scratching one of my breasts frequently throughout the day. He insisted that I should see my doctor and get it checked. I ignored his advice for a year before finally succumbing to the pressure. After visiting the doctor, I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. My husband and I initially kept the diagnosis to ourselves. As I was going through treatment, I became more open about my cancer with the support and encouragement of my sister-in-law. My experience taught me the importance of early detection and how it can make the treatment easier and in most cases lifesaving. I began urging friends and family members to get checked and to take potential symptoms of breast cancer seriously. After finishing my treatment and with the support of family and friends, I am now in remission.

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