Survivor Stories

Mary’s Story

Mary’s Story

Today is my son’s birthday.  He is 26 years old, tall and handsome, has a wonderful personality and is a college graduate embarking on a whole new life and career. Boy, have we ever come a long way. In 1979, 20-plus weeks pregnant with my first baby, I was a happy...

Michella’s Story

Michella’s Story

Half-way through my second pregnancy, I developed an enlarged lymph node in my neck.  After assurances from my ob, I underwent surgery.   A few days later, I returned to the surgeon’s office.  I expected him to walk in and tell me everything was fine, but instead, he...

Cathy’s Story

I remember when I was pregnant and just diagnosed with cancer, I paid a high school girl $5.00 per hour to do nothing but web searches. I wanted to obtain any bit of information about the cancer during pregnancy. About once a week she would bring me a few papers, with...

Robin’s Story

I was over 40 when I became pregnant with our second child.  Unlike the first time, getting pregnant took more than two years.  We were so excited. About a year earlier, I had noticed a small, pea-sized lump on my left collar bone.  Several physicians assured me that...

Sally’s Story

Sally’s Story

On April 26th 2004, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.  Seven days before that, I had just turned 40! A month before that, my daughter had turned 10! Six weeks before that, I realized we were going to have a third child. Eight weeks before that, my husband...

Susi’s Story

This is not happening. This is not happening. This is not happening. These were the words that I chanted over and over to myself after getting off the phone with my doctor. We went to my OB/GYN at 20 weeks pregnant and had the ultrasound done to tell the sex of the...

Genevieve’s Story

I think I knew within the hour when I had ovulated, and was on my OB-GYN’s doorstep 10 days post-conception. My dream of having four children was coming true and I was ecstatic. My labs showed that my thyroid hormone levels were abnormal, which was no surprise. I...