This Woman Was “Too Flat-Chested” for Breast Cancer — Now She’s Raising Awareness

Lorena de la Pena was 27 years old when she found a lump in her breast. She had a history of breast cancer in her family, so she made an appointment to have it checked out immediately. The doctor, however, dismissed it as a cyst, believing Lorena was just being paranoid, because she was too flat-chested and too young to develop breast cancer.

Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville
Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville

The pea-sized lump grew to about two inches in diameter, and Lorena finally received her diagnosis a full two years after her original appointment.

Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville
Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville

The results were certainly not what Lorena had hoped for. She was diagnosed with stage III invasive ductal carcinoma and had to undergo chemotherapy and a mastectomy at just 30 years old.

Lorena is now a breast cancer survivor with a clean bill of health, and she wants other people to know that cancer doesn’t discriminate based on body type. So she’s using her Instagram account and a talent for public speaking to spread her message and encourage people to get checked out if they notice something amiss, regardless of their age or cup size.

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Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville
Photo: Instagram/lore.cancerville

Thank you, Lorena, for dedicating so much of your time to spreading awareness about this important subject. You’re awesome, and the world needs more people like you!

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