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February
#WorldCancerDay
#WeCanICan

Jessika, United States

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I was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer at age 28. I was a single mom trying to deal with my own mental illness issues, graduate from college, and be the best mom possible. It was quite a ride, being told I had BRCA 1. Would make sense I was only the youngest on my dads side to get BC. Definitely not the last. I was so fortunate to have support from my family 200 miles away, my parents took turns taking me to treatments.

I had a bilateral mastectomy with recobstructive surgery. Got through that and was excited when my Dr told me he doesn't expect me to have BC again.

Little did I know at that time I had cancer growing on my tongue. I thought it was an ulcer that wouldn't go away. Finally Broke down and went to doctor and found out I have squamous cell carcinoma on my tongue. I'm now 38, my son lives with me. I was once again in school and my life once again put on hold. 

My cousins son is 21 and is battling testicular cancer for his life.

I dont want another parent to watch their child, young or adult, go through cancer. Its not nice and survivors and doctors are hero's. We need to help all cancers. 

ALL CANCERS MATTER!