My mother died of breast cancer in 2001; she was fifty-one. I was diagnosed with a benign cyst in my right breast, and ever since, have had a breast examination annually. In the same year, my aunt died due to complications from breast cancer and a diabetic coma. It’s hereditary.
At thirty-eight, I am still alive and well. I push myself to stay healthy, and do what is necessary in order to live. I challenge you to fight, and to know that you have control of your life. The cancer does not have control over you. Keep fighting. One love.
Jennifer L. Greene, from Long Beach, CA