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Earlier this year, I heard a voice tell me to get the BRCA Gene Mutation test. A test that I had never gotten. My Aunt, who tested positive, was diagnosed and survived breast cancer 15 years ago. Since then, many family members have also tested positive. Maybe it is because I have always felt healthy, and honestly I didn't understand how high the risks are for developing breast and/or ovarian cancer with this mutation. So I listened to that voice, had the bloo...

My name is Gemma and I am 30 years old. I live in Mattoon, IL and work for the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. I love my job and I love the people I work with and meet while I walk various city routes. Last year though my customers noticed that I started to walk various city routes. Last year though my customers noticed that I started to walk with a limp. I thought that I had just pulled a muscle but In late February 2017 a tumor was discover...

Cancer is a scary word and being diagnosed with cancer will immediately change your life.  Until I was diagnosed, I had no idea just how invasive cancer could be. 

Up until 3 months ago, I was healthy and active and my biggest complaints in life were about too much traffic and having an extra 10 (ok, maybe 20) pounds to lose.  My symptoms came out of nowhere and quickly increased in severity.  After suffering through a week of vomiting 2-5x/day the do...

Imagine graduating from College or even high school and having a doctor tell you your test came back positive for cancer.  Let's see what are you doing at that age.  Thinking of what you want to be when you grow up?  Getting butterflies when you go out with your handsome boy friend?  Looking for the next party?  Dreaming of getting married?  How many kids do you want?  Yes that is what most kids are thinking but that ends abruptly when you are diagnosed with c...

In Sept 2014, while studying for my Chemistry final in my dorm room I had a seizure and ended up in the hospital.  I was so grateful I was not studying alone that night and my friends knew exactly what to do.  I woke up in a hospital.  The doctor diagnosed me with Oligoastrocytoma which causes seizures.  After 2 brain surgeries I was told they removed all the cancer cells they could see and there was no guarantee the tumor will not come back.  I was thankful t...

After cancer you have to Let Go and trust in the Lord. Just like this picture of Layleigh hanging upside down with NO FEAR! Easier said then done. I was reminded talking to a friend that had testicular cancer at 32 and he said the hardest part was the depression for him after treatment.

Anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer and gone though treatment is a strong brave individual. Once treatment is over you have to find even More Strength and a New Normal.

Th...

The doctor did not talk about fertility as a side effect.

In January 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Nodulan Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma. I knew I would have to undergo chemotherapy, but I had no idea I would have to go through fertility treatment in order to preserve my eggs if I wanted a family one day. To say that the fertility process was an overwhelming situation was an understatement! It was a month long process of doctors' visits, blood work and ultrasounds, and injections before my egg freezing procedure....

In January 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Nodulan Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma. I knew I would have to undergo chemotherapy, but I had no idea I would have to go through fertility treatment in order to preserve my eggs if I wanted a family one day. To say that the fertility process was an overwhelming situation was an understatement! It was a month long process of doctors' visits, blood work and ultrasounds, and injections before my egg freezing procedure....

It was a little stressful today but an exciting day at the same time. I was nervous because I have never been under anesthesia. At the same time, I was excited to get my egg retrieval over with.  I woke up to some great news...the doctor and her team were able to retrieve 14 eggs! No words can explain the excitement I feel right now.  Tomorrow, I will receive a phone call to let us know how many eggs were successfully fertilized. 

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