Relationships

A cancer diagnosis affects the patient, as well as the people around her.

A breast cancer diagnosis affects the patient, as well as the people around her – husbands, partners, kids, friends, caregivers and more. And it can change relationships, with the woman and the people around her reacting in ways that are both good and bad. Listen to these women as they talk about their relationships and get some advice as to how to handle your own.

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Bertina Dent

A Louisiana young breast cancer survivor discusses how important support, including resources such as SurviveDAT, is for young woman battling the disease. She stresses how important it is for woman to receive support – and provide it.

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Chiquita McKinley

A young breast cancer survivor in Louisiana tells her story, finding the lump, being diagnosed, telling her children, losing her hair and the value of support, including SurviveDAT - especially when she was struggling to balance her home and work life.

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Michelle: A Survivor’s Child Tells Her Story

Michelle was eight years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this video, she talks about that experience, provides advice to people talking to children about cancer. She also talks about the risk she faces as the child of a survivor.

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Support and Survivorship

Young breast cancer survivors talk about how important support is – whether it’s from family, friends, support resources, but especially how meaningful it is from other young women who have made the same journey.

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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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