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Breast Cancer

Inspirational stories of breast cancer survival and news on breast cancer treatment and prevention.

How I told my kids I have cancer — and what I learned along the way

It doesn’t have to be the worst conversation of your life.

Hoda Kotb reflects on going public with her breast cancer diagnosis 17 years ago

“I wasn’t going to say anything about it and I wanted to forget about it, but someone encouraged me to say something,” the TODAY host revealed.
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

'I had a ticking time bomb in my body.' How running gives 1 mom strength to undergo double mastectomy, hysterectomy

Kristina Coccoluto, 38, didn’t want her kids to spend their lives worrying about her health, so she underwent surgery to lower her cancer risk. Running gave her the strength to thrive.

A breast cancer survivor says she didn’t feel supported by doctors. Now she’s the founder of a online support group for Black women

Tiah Tomlin-Harris says she founded her cancer support organization out of the need to ‘connect with people who looked like me.’
Tiah Tomlin-Harris
Tiah Tomlin-Harris

'Real Housewives' Guerdy Abraira details breast cancer journey: 'Am I going to die?'

When reality star Guerdy Abraira was diagnosed with breast cancer, she immediately noticed an important resource was lacking for Black women.
Photo illustration of Guerdy Abraira
Photo illustration of Guerdy Abraira

8 pictures to help you determine if a breast lump is cause for concern

There can be a wide range of early signs of breast cancer, including lumps and bumps.

Jill Martin shares emotional video of herself trying on wigs after chemo hair loss

After losing some of her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes to cancer treatment, Jill is sharing a "hard and strange" step on her journey.

Med student, 27, found a breast lump. Her surgeon neglected to tell her it was cancer

Angela Ellis had what she thought was a benign mass removed. When she received her pathology report, she realized she had triple negative breast cancer.
Angela Ellis
Angela Ellis

Trans women can get breast cancer too: 1 patient shares her story

Toni Towasser didn't realize as a trans woman that she was at risk of developing breast cancer. She's sharing her story to raise awareness for others.
Toni Towasser
Toni Towasser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says her initial reaction to cancer diagnosis was laughter

The 62-year-old actor shared in September 2017 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Woman says 100-pound weight loss helped her detect breast cancer

Being strong and having low blood pressure helped Tamara Loving as she went through two lengthy surgeries.
Tamara Loving weightloss
Tamara Loving weightloss