Speak Up

I know that you are scared of bringing up those feelings when you were first diagnosed with breast cancer. As women of the military we are trained to be hard and withhold so much, but being afraid is a normal feeling after dealing with a traumatic event in your life.
Sharing your story maybe can help some who has served and are now dealing with breast cancer. Did you know that active-duty military have a higher risk of being exposed to cancer than the general population? So imagine the number of women who needs support. In 2009, it was reported that there were over 2,000 cases of breast cancer among active-duty people.
Department Of Defense and Veteran Affairs have been successful in determining that breast cancer is service-connected. Some will be satisfied with this decision and move on. The others may want more answers and how we can make new controls to continue to cut the alarming rates.
Whatever your choices don’t remain silent and not help your fellow veteran.

Author: Veteran vs. Breast Cancer

Diagnosed with breast cancer on active duty at the age of 29. My therapy and what has saved me is to become and advocate for those women who lost their fight.

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