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Breast Cancer at 26

Cecy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26.

Because of her young age, the doctors advised her to simply come back when she was 40.

Due to her persistence at being screened it was discovered that she had Stage 0 (DCIS) breast cancer.

It was in part Cecy’s strong survivor spirit along with the challenges that she faced in accessing breast health care services that inspired Zionna Hanson to create Barbells for Boobs and the Mammograms in Action® Grant Program as a proactive voice and supportive resource in the fight against breast cancer.

I did not know how large this problem was until my best friend was part of this statistic.”
– Zionna Hanson, Barbells for Boobs Founder & CEO

Thanks Cecy, for being one helluva fighter and an inspiration to women everywhere, no matter their age.

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This entry was published on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm. It’s filed under Life After Cancer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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