Early detection is key," she said. "And if I hadn't found my lump early, I don't know what would have been. I am still here and I want to encourage women to do that on a regular basis.
I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age. Survival rates are worse among African-Americans for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.
My wish is that all all women age 20 and above perform monthly breast self-examinations.
Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk.
I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year... I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer.
With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible
I didn't know anything about breast cancer when I got it.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.
I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
Having had cancer, one important thing to know is you're still the same person at the end. You're stripped down to near zero. But most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before.
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one.
My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
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