Diagnosed with breast cancer at 34

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Health and fitness has always been a part of who I am. For decades I have practiced yoga, enjoyed running, hiking, biking, swimming and weight training. I followed a vegan diet and thought I was in the best shape of my life, that is,  until I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. "How could this happen to me?" 

​This shattering news became the catalyst for launching SurvivingBreastCancer.org.  I have undergone both neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapies, and noticed that the real trauma from a cancer diagnosis came after I completed my active treatment.

 

It was when I heard the good news that my next follow-up appointment would not be next week, but in 12 weeks, followed by 6 months, and then in a year.

 

That's when it hit me. That's when I realized the important role Survivingbreastcancer.org plays in the breast cancer arena and why I have dedicated myself to building a breast cancer survivorship platform. 

Understanding my own health and wellness not only became my top priority, but it became my full-time job. Managing one’s health isn’t something that you do 3 days a week. It is a commitment to one’s self and life-style choice.  The Surviving Breast Cancer organization revolves around a positive mindset, and I want to share that mindset with you! Come take a look around and make yourself at home!

Xo,

--Laura

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