"For a long time, I was not comfortable in expressing and sharing my experiences," she told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd. "And
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old. If you'd told me then, in the exam room where I first received my diagnosis, that I'd live long enough to get laugh lines around my eyes, or creases along my lips, I would've cried tears of relief.
Racelle Rosett, award-winning author, breast cancer survivor and blogger shares her thoughts on dying, living and surviving breast cancer with Janice Taylor, life and wellness coach.
My final word to you is this: If you're one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer, don't despair and don't hesitate to start treatment.
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Those families that have to stand by and watch a loved one be consumed by this horrible disease, or the side-effects of the treatments, are survivors. It's not just the person who gets breast cancer that's affected.
I still remember, like a too-vivid bad dream, exactly how I felt when I first heard the words breast cancer in relation to me and my breast.
In her own words: Christine lost her grandmother, mother, and an aunt to breast cancer. Her husband, a retired NYC firefighter
When Cherie Meagher got the cancer diagnosis six months ago, it was "like a bomb hit my body, and a bomb hit my world ... when the 'Big C' shows up, it can turn your life upside down."
For me, a Silver Lining is the (sometimes unexpected!) beauty, joy, fortune, love, and happiness that I find in everyday situations since the FBC diagnosis.
It's fitting that my first blog post, after much agonizing over how to introduce myself to you, comes at the beginning of Breast Cancer Month--or as I like to call it Breast Health Month (thank you for that brilliant rewording, Dr. Christiane Northrup!).