Survivor Stories

Carla Hill

My name is Carla and I am a breast cancer survivor. I discovered a lump in my right breast as I was getting ready for my cousin’s wedding. The lump immediately frightened me for two reasons. First, it seemed to appear out of nowhere...

Carol Toomer

My name is Carol and I am a breast cancer survivor. I have always been a lover a music, so it’s no surprise that when I got the call from my doctor telling me I had Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer, I was driving home listening to oldies...

Dianne Sussman

My name is Dianne Sussman and I am a breast cancer survivor. I never imagined I would be diagnosed with breast cancer, but on November 11, 2009, I received the call no one should ever get telling me I had Stage 1 breast cancer.

Yvette Johnson Fish

My name is Yvette and I am a breast cancer survivor. I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into my doctor’s office after my annual mammogram six years ago, confident that I would receive good news...

Bertha Ross

Age: 76 Profession: Retired Media Specialist Type of Breast Cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ Year of Diagnosis 2011 Number of years as a survivor: 5 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Volunteer My name is Bertha and I am a breast cancer survivor. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many unanswered questions. I had always dealt with cysts in my breasts and routinely had them

Pamela Moreno

Age: 48 Profession: Stay at home mom Type of Breast Cancer: Stage 3 Number of years as a survivor: 4 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Komen Fundraiser My name is Pamela and I am a breast cancer survivor. In 2012, I got the news that no woman ever wants to hear, “you have breast cancer.” At first, when I heard the words I thought she meant I “might” have