Being a survivor has many meanings and each person’s story is unique. It is our hope through sharing these stories that you will see how survivors are thriving and doing everything they can to help others to be educated earlier by promoting early detection with education, inspiration, guidance and friendship.
Learn Look Locate is honored to feature breast cancer survivors from countries around the world. They share their experiences and details of their diagnosis to help others navigate through the breast cancer journey. We hope these stories from all over the world help you feel connected, educated and inspired.
Meet Kimberly, Stage 3 and Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt
Kim was a young mother of two diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. She chose to go flat – she simply wanted to be “one and done” and get back to her life.
Meet Jenny – Stage 2b from Ontario, Canada
Just a week before my 43rd birthday the doctor called to tell me the lump I had found was cancerous.
Meet Taylor – Stage 1b Triple Negative from Alabama
I was diagnosed at age 35. At the time I was still breastfeeding my 3rd baby.
Meet Libby – Stage 1A from Missouri
On July 16, 2020, I received a phone call at 8:04 pm that would change our lives forever. The phone call was from the Breast Center.
Meet Britta – Stage 4, California
I remember the day oh so well. December 15, 2015. For about two weeks or so, I had felt needle-like pain in my left breast.
Meet Sara, Stage 2 from Kansas
Meet Sara, diagnosed just 1 week after positive pregnancy test.
Meet Anna – Stage 2B, North Carolina
My name is Anna and I am a young breast cancer survivor, mother, infertility warrior and style addict.
Meet Angelina – Stage 1, United Kingdom
My name is Angelina Hardy Taylor and I was diagnosed with hormone positive HER2 negative grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer at 26 years old on the 15th of November 2021.
Meet Kelly – Stage 2B, Colorado
My life was good in 2017. I was married to the perfect man, enjoyed time with family and a few close friends, fly-fished often, and had my dream job working in the world of oncology.
Meet Jaxon – Stage 4, California
Meet Jaxon! Diagnosed with Stage 2B in 2013 and in remission until 2020 when recurred at stage 4.
Meet Silvia-Stage 2 from Italy
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 25th of March 2022 at the age of 28. It was devastating, for the first few weeks I didn’t really realize what was happening to me.
Meet Melissa from Minnesota
During my late 20’s I went in multiple times to have a cyst looked at. They would do an ultrasound and then drain it, never anything to worry about.
Meet Jennifer – Stage 2B, New York
I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer exactly one month before my 31st birthday.
Meet Samira – Stage 2, California
I had just turned 30. As soon as we returned from our diving trip I found a lump.
Meet Namrata – Left Stage 3D Right Stage 2, India
Cancer survivor once and fighting second time at 36.
Meet Cara – Previvor, New York
Genetic Testing Saves Lives. I am a previvor to breast cancer.
Meet Justine – Stage O, Michigan
My cancer journey started back in my early 20’s. My mom had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Meet Niamh – Stage 2, Northern Ireland
A baby and breast cancer all during COVID.
Meet Michaela – Stage 2b, New York
When I received my breast cancer diagnosis, one of my biggest fears was what the disease would do to my confidence.
Meet Lauren – Stage 3, Republic of Ireland
At the end of April 2021, I found a lump on my left breast in the shower and booked into the doctors straight away.
Meet Nadia – Stage 2b, California
My name is Nadia and I was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer stage 2b at the age of 26.
Meet Cindy – Stage 2, Michigan
Being pregnant saved my life! It was May of 2017 and I was at the end of my first trimester with my second daughter.
Meet Geri – Stage 0, Colorado
There will always be THAT ONE DAY. You know what I’m talking about, that one day when you heard the words “you have cancer”.
Meet Sophie – Stage 2, United Kingdom
My story of breast cancer at 26 whilst working as a cancer nurse.
Meet Nane – DCIS Stage 1 and 2, California
The difficulties we face as we fight cancer shape us to be stronger, more resilient and grateful in life.
Meet Melanie – Stage 0, Texas
Cancer sucks, but walking through the valley of treatment will lead to exhilaration when reaching the summit.
Meet Karin – Stage 1 & BRCA 2 , Florida
There wasn’t a strong family history of Breast Cancer, but after my breast cancer diagnosis, my 2 adult children and myself tested positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation…
Meet Simona – Stage 4, Croatia
My name is Simona (36) and 5 years ago I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, in the 36th week of my pregnancy.
Meet Erin – Stage 2B, Colorado
A career revolving around breast cancer didn’t prepare me for my own diagnosis.
Meet Andrea – Stage 2B, California
I want to encourage young women to know their body, their risks, and talk to their doctors immediately about any concerns.
Meet Simone – Stage 4, Canada
I won’t say that 2021 was the worst year of my life, or that I’ve been through proverbial hell. Cancer has given me more than it has taken.
Meet Natasha – Stage 2, Virginia
Hello, my name is Natasha, 34 years old, diagnosed with Stage 2 estrogen receptor her2- breast cancer at the age of 29 less than 2 months after saying “I Do” to my husband.
Meet Carolina – Stage 3, Japan
When I was 20 years old, my father passed away from lung cancer. At that time I realized how short life could be, so I decided to enjoy it as much as possible.
Meet Rod – Stage 3B, Australia
Stage 3B Survivor and Patient Advocate for Men. I am a Sydney-born writer, internet publisher, and breast cancer patient activist.
Meet Michelle – Stage 0 & Stage 1, New Mexico
Twin, two-time breast cancer survivor, and Founder and President of nonprofit organization-paying it forward!
Meet Trish – Stage 2, Arizona
I am a two time cancer survivor. I learned I had stomach lymphoma in Nov. 2015 after the gastric sleeve surgery and have been in remission since 2016.
Meet Jo-leen – 1A Invasive Ductal, Hawaii
Aloha, my name is Jo-leen and I was diagnosed at age 47 with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in my right breast on 2/20/2020.
Meet Davina – Stage 1A, Maryland
I’m Davina, from Maryland, 52 years old, diagnosed at 47. Almost 6 year survivor.
Meet Denise – 5 Year Survivor United Kingdom
Conquering Cancer Together – I’m passionate about ‘Awareness’ particularly for our future generations.
Meet Erin – Stage 2B, North Carolina
Diagnosed Stage II Triple Negative IDC one week before my 35th Birthday. I found the lump myself while nursing my second child.
Meet Niya – Stage 2B, Washington DC
I was diagnosed with ER/PR+ Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and DCIS breast cancer on my 31st birthday in November. It was grade III, stage IIB.
Meet Becky – Stage 2 from Rhode Island
At the age of 45 I was diagnosed with stage 2 B invasive ductal carcinoma. I had 4 cancerous tumors and a 4 cm area of DCIS, all undetectable at my annual mammogram.
Meet Mandy – Previvor – BRCA 1 Positive, Pennsylvania
Genetic testing can help predict your chance of developing some types of cancer, including breast and ovarian cancers.
Meet Harvey – Stage 1, Philadelphia
Thirteen years ago, this week, I heard those infamous words: “Mr. Singer, Sir You Have Breast Cancer!”
Meet Alisha – Stage 4 Paget’s Disease, Australia
This is my story at 27 years old I was healthy fit happy mother to 6 children one day after work when getting into the shower my bra had got stuck my nipple when I was in the shower I touched my left breast and found a lump…
Meet Erika – Stage 2, Columbus
Hi I’m Erika Silva, and I am I Breast Cancer Survivor. I was at home one evening just chilling before bed when I decided to do a self-breast exam and felt a lump.
Meet Samantha – Stage 3 Inflammatory Mammary Carcinoma
My name is Samantha McDevitt, I am 32 old and a native resident of Winchester, Virginia. On May 20, 2021 I was diagnosed with stage 3 inflammatory mammary carcinoma (breast cancer in short).
Meet Terri – Survivor and Founder of the DiepCFoundation
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and again in 2014. In 2002 I had two lumpectomies, eighteen weeks of chemotherapy, six weeks of daily radiation followed by five years of Tamoxifen.
Meet Emelie – BRCA2 Previvor
Knowledge is power! My mom passed away when I was young and I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation…
Meet Zandra – Stage 0
Hi, I’m Zandra! Last October, at 36 years old and after 2 years of symptoms, I was diagnosed a rare form of breast cancer called Paget’s disease.
Meet Mara – A Previvor at 29
At the age of 29, I decided to get a preventative double mastectomy. This was a very easy decision for me.
Meet Marianne – A 3x Cancer Survivor, Artist & Mother
A 3x Cancer Survivor, Artist & Mother. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 28 in 1994. I had radiation and a splenectomy (and told I would not have children) In 1997.