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Diagnosed under the age of 40 with Breast Cancer

I was 37 years of age when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Inductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer. The insurance industry today does not want to pay for mammograms until the age of 40. I found my lump through self breast examination. Breast cancer did not run in my family and there was no known history. My treatment consisted of 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 32 rounds of radiation treatment, and 12 unplanned/ failed reconstructive surgeries. Cancer is a journey and I have learned over the years that everyone walk is different.

More people are being diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40. Can we blame this on our environment? The food? Lifestyle? Why is it that this disease has turned into an epidemic outbreak?