But what of people whose lives are taken by the disease? Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer knows well that people who die of cancer commonly display extraordinary determination, clarity, and grace. I took a crash course in these issues when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, at age 40, in Part of what I learned during that time came from close connections, especially those I found in a national group called the Young Survival Coalition, which provides support and information for younger women facing this diagnosis. At the same time, I also found a community somewhere less expected: with celebrities. Before connecting with others dealing with the disease, I could immediately turn to the famous women whose experiences I had watched throughout the decades before.
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Battling breast cancer takes strength and courage, but it's important to know you're not alone. That's why we're celebrating these 22 women and men who, after beating cancer, have used their influence to raise awareness about the disease, push for earlier detection , and advocate for better treatment and recovery options. Read on for their inspiring stories! In early , the singer and actress shared her diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma and underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery at age After initially being told there was no cancer, she sought more testing due to the encouragement of a friend.
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Lara Logan is reflecting on the panic attacks she faced after being diagnosed with breast cancer in The South African journalist, who now hosts L ara Logan Has No Agenda on Fox Nation, opened up in a new interview with SurvivorNet about experiencing her first panic attack shortly after learning of her stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis. Now nine years later, Logan is fearful that her cancer may have returned.
Cancer is a disease that affects most of us at some point in our lives—whether it be our own diagnosis or that of a loved one. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute , about 38 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. And going through treatment is no easy feat.