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Four women from Boscobel share breast cancer stories with heartbreaking familiarity. Their experiences have brought them together as "sisters."
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A difficult journey through a breast cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy led Connie to a career that allows her to help others who are dealing with the cancer.
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A typical commute home from work in 2013 turned into one of those moments Denise Geiwitz will never forget. That's when the art teacher and mother of two was told that a routine mammogram detected that she had breast cancer.
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One week Heather was celebrating breast cancer survivors at Gundersen's Steppin' Out in Pink. A few weeks later she was in a fight to become a survivor of the disease herself.
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Jamie and Julie share a lot in common. They attended the same high school, live down the street from each other and they live just a few blocks from each other. One thing they never thought they'd have in common is a breast cancer diagnosis.
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Dr. Leah Dietrich cares for patients at Gundersen’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. She knows first-hand how critical it can be to catch cancer in its earliest stages after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2011.
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Margie noticed a lump and rash on her breasts during a self-breast exam just months after her mother died from breast cancer. A week later Margie was entering into a battle that was far too familiar for her family.
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Nikki Pfeifer didn't take life too seriously, before Sept. 10, 2013. But a diagnosis of breast cancer can change a woman—especially a young one. Nikki was only 29 when she was told her life would forever be different.
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Tricia Powers Demmin has a lot in common with her mother Dolores (Dee) Powers. They were both teachers. They both have a great sense of humor. And they both received a diagnosis that was shocking to say the least—breast cancer.
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