Since communities get started with a little bit of sharing and disclosure.... I can start by sharing how breast cancer touched (or touches) my life.
My mom had breast cancer in her mid 30s and my grandmother died of cancer before I was even born. My mom survived the mastectomy, treatment and even the metastasis a few years later! But other women in my family have suffered since.
My older sister was recently referred to do her first mammography - I can't pretend that did not scare me. Now my mom is asking me to go get tested, and I am only 27! Sometimes I wonder if the women in my family should just do like Angelina Jolie and get a double mastectomy before anything...
Any of you breast cancer survivors and mothers can relate?