Sometimes talking about your experiences can help release the burden of an illness like breast cancer. That was the case for Culver City-native Charina McNutt. According to Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCAL, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, when she was just 25 years old.
McNutt had felt a lump on her breast and was turned away from a mammogram because she didn't have insurance and she was under the age threshold.
"It took a process of four clinics, and then I tried two hospitals," McNutt told the source. "And then the last hospital finally … they didn't want to give me a mammogram either, but they said to get a biopsy. I guess they saw the frustration in my face, in my eyes. And then the biopsy determined that I had stage 3 breast cancer."
It was challenges like that that prompted McNutt to create a YouTube channel to document her experiences. She underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, according to the source.
Recently, McNutt shared with her video subscribers that September 2014 will mark the milestone of being cancer free for two years.Whizzco