The story of breast cancer is the story of people - people we've been able to help through our research, community health programs, advocacy and global work - and the people who are trying to end this disease in laboratories around the world, and in our own neighborhoods. Join us here as we continue to share stories that celebrate the women and men who inspire us all.
"I refer to cancer as an unwanted gift. Cancer changed who I am and altered my perception of life but all for the better!"
"This program, funded by Susan G. Komen Greater New York City, has helped many women like myself in Suffolk County, Long Island navigate through cancer surgeries and treatments with ease, through essential and in-demand services. " - Jessica M. Winkler
Happy Birthday Jessica darling, you have cancer! I had planned to spend my 28th birthday celebrating with friends and family – instead, I was in the breast surgeon’s office receiving the diagnosis that would change every aspect of who I am, and which would alter my perception of life forever. The diagnosis? Invasive ductal carcinoma Stage 2B. And that wasn’t all. I also tested positively for the BRCA1 gene mutation, and my breast cancer was triple negative.