BPT special: “…early detection saved my life.”

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The following is the first of four special submissions printed in the Bossier Press-Tribune as part of the “BPT goes pink” for breast cancer awareness month.

Anne – Bossier City, LA

“I am so lucky that early detection saved my life. When I was diagnosed at the age of 28 I was so overwhelmed and scared. But thankfully, my prognosis was very good, because I caught it so early.Anne Survivor Story

Susan G. Komen has allowed me a platform to share my story as a young survivor, so that I may help other young women in their own journey. I was awarded a small grant to attend a conference to learn about healthy lifestyles for young survivors. Now that I am armed with the knowledge of that experience, plus my own personal journey, my desire is to help and support others going through the same thing.

Recently, I was blessed with the birth of my post-breast cancer baby; a miracle after having gone through chemotherapy and hormonal treatment. Because of this, I feel strongly that young women should receive different kinds of support and counseling after being diagnosed at such a young age. The future is now bright for me, and I want to make sure it is for every other young survivor too!”