A Different Kind of Battle Being a Caregiver

By: Amy Desselles

A Different Kind of Battle: Being a Caregiver

Kevin is a retired U.S. army colonel, father of three, husband and caregiver. As a military man, Kevin was ready to protect his wife from an “enemy” when they received her cancer diagnosis. He took on the role of cheerleader, and being the always positive influence in their lives, saying “It wasn’t her fighting cancer, it was us fighting cancer.”

The Beauty in Our Scars

By: Stacey Moore

The Beauty in Our Scars!

I’m Stacey Moore and I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29, while I was three months pregnant with my second child. Since I was in my second trimester, I immediately started chemotherapy because the medicine would not cross the placenta. At first, I was scared for my baby and my family. Bringing a life into the world should be a joyful time, but instead I felt fear and anger. However, I found I had a huge amount of support surrounding me.

Getting By With A Little Help From Your Friends

By: Laura Ricks

Getting By With A Little Help From Your Friends

When Hoda found a lump in her breast in 2006 and went in for a biopsy, it was Karen who was by her side. Hoda was going through a rough divorce at the time and had no family nearby, so Karen wanted to be sure Hoda would not go through that process alone.

Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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