Breast Cancer Stories

SHARE offers breast cancer support online and by telephone. Read breast cancer stories by members of our community to find inspiration, resources, and to feel less alone.

If you'd like to tell your story, please contact Beth Kling at [email protected]

Cancer As A Turning Point

Cancer As A Turning Point

My story begins in June 2008. On a lovely Saturday afternoon, while celebrating my young son's fifth birthday, I noticed that there was a big lump in ...

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Jennie's Story

Jennie's Story

The idea of breast cancer wasn't new to me when I felt a lump in my breast three months after I missed my scheduled mammogram in 2000 (my cousin had been ...

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Jeanne: I Had Reconstruction

Jeanne: I Had Reconstruction

When I realized I needed to have a double mastectomy, I couldn't decide whether or not to have reconstruction as well. I talked to a friend of a friend ...

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Finding The Balance Point

Finding The Balance Point

My healing process from cancer took 9 months. In this period I have changed dramatically, physically as well as mentally. But while the physical change ...

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Marsha's Story

Marsha's Story

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 1999, a month before my 57th birthday. My tumor was found when I went for my annual mammogram. I was lucky ...

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Marie: August Interupted

Marie: August Interupted

On August 12, 2011, I heard these six words while sitting half-naked in an exam room at St. Barnabas Hospital - "We are dealing with Breast Cancer." ...

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Mary:

Mary: "My Chart Reads N.E.D."

My Mother died of breast cancer in 1998, after a brave, 14-year battle, at age 55. As much as I still miss her every day, the silver lining is that she ...

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Cathy: Paying It Forward

Cathy: Paying It Forward

After I got over the initial shock of my diagnosis, after I recovered from my surgery, after chemotherapy was in my rearview mirror, something miraculous ...

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Jo: Lat-Flap Reconstruction

Jo: Lat-Flap Reconstruction

A recent article in the New York Times referred to a study showing that women who'd had reconstructive surgery reported higher quality of life than women ...

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Shirley: What I Get From Share

Shirley: What I Get From Share

When I came to SHARE, I was warmly welcomed by the people here, and I more or less felt at home right away. So I have been volunteering for SHARE for ...

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