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Breast Evaluation and Treatment Program

Patient and Family Education

Reflections from Breast Cancer Survivors

Twelve breast cancer survivors were featured on the Baltimore City Cancer Program's 2010 calendar. The project was a labor of love with a local photographer, makeup artists, hair stylists and others volunteering their services and time to help these women feel better about themselves as they go through their breast cancer journey.

For more information, call 410-328-HOPE.

Myrna

Myrna

I came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 2004. I was in good health and had no history of breast cancer in my family. In April 2006, I noticed a lump in my breast. I did not have health insurance and hesitated getting it checked out. My husband made the initial call to the Baltimore City Cancer Program...

Dorothy

Dorothy

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46, and I am a 22 year survivor! When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was in shock to hear the word "cancer," because I had a mammogram every year. My lump was very small, and I didn't feel it. There were some changes in my breast, but I never though those changes were a sign of breast cancer...

Pam

Pam

It began when I received a call from the doctor telling me that I had breast cancer in my right breast. I cried and cried, because I thought I was going to die...

Robyn & Linda

Robyn & Linda

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 3, 2006. After meeting with my oncologist, I knew I would beat it...

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48, and am a 19 month survivor. While being treated, I felt that I had no control over my body, but refused to let cancer control my life...

Shay

Shay

I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer at the age of 26. I was astonished when I received the diagnosis, because I thought breast cancer was an old woman's disease...

Sarah

Sarah

In 2004, when I went to have my yearly mammogram, I discovered my health insurance was cancelled. I was referred to the Baltimore City Cancer Program, where I found out that I had breast cancer...

Dawn

Dawn

I was diagnosed at the age of 39. I found my lump while bathing. Breast cancer thrust me into a mindset that I call the 3P's and the 3E's: promise, persistence, perseverance and energy, empowerment, and enthusiam...

Juanita

Juanita

I was diagnosed December 17, 2007. Since my diagnosis, I've really learned how to live. I give much thanks to the University of Maryland Hospital, the Breast Cancer Center and the Baltimore City Cancer Program...

Erika

Erika

Who would have guessed that at 35 I would be faced with traveling the journey of breast cancer treatment and survivorship. As a registered nurse, I take care of the sick. Being on the other side of the table is a challenge...

Lizzie

Lizzie

In September 2002, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I got the results of my mammogram shortly after my 59th birthday. Two weeks later, I had a second mammogram, which confirmed that I had a lump. They did a biopsy that same day, and a few days later called to tell me I had cancer...

Cassandra

Cassandra

In February 2009 I heard about the Baltimore City Cancer Program and their free cancer screenings. I had a Pap smear, breast exam, and mammogram in a matter of seven weeks. Not only was I diagnosed with cervical cancer, I was diagnosed with breast cancer...


This page was last updated on: February 23, 2010.