10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

December 12, 2014 10:46 PM

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My grandmother, Jan Johnson, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, but it had been spreading since 1988 when her mammograms were diagnostic of carcinoma. Her doctors at that time had told her it was fibrotic changes. Her mass continued to grow, so she went to another doctor who, after reading the mammograms from three years prior, told her that her doctors had deluded her into thinking she had nothing to worry about. She had been misdiagnosed and now the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.

1. You were happy before cancer, you will be happy again after. When she was first diagnosed she went into the bathroom, looked into the mirror and screamed. She thought she would never be her joyful self again -- for a split second, that is. Right then, she made herself a promise that she would be ...

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