My husband recently planned a beautiful evening for me at our favorite restaurant, complete with a night away at a boutique hotel in wine country, in honor of my “cancerversary,” which for me marked one year since being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37. It really felt very celebratory, filled with champagne toasts and cards and gifts. We talked about all that we’d gone through together over the prior ...

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Six weeks ago, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. As a breast cancer and breast plastic surgeon, I see women all the time who are in the exact same place I’ve been since receiving the phone call from the pathologist.  Shocked and terrified by the news, overwhelmed by what this is going to mean for their life in both the short- and the long-term, waiting for results from what seems like ...

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