Today is our 3rd #ScarsOfStrength story. Each story is written in the patient’s own words. Please read and share.

#ScarsOfStrength – Alexandra’s Story

I was diagnosed at age 29 in 2015, just one month after being proposed to. I had no time to preserve fertility. I went immediately into treatments. I went through 16 rounds of chemo, 44 rounds of radiation and a mastectomy. I had a single mastectomy and hoped to one day have the chance to birth and feed my own child. I completed treatments in 2016 and at that time, doctors said that chemo had in fact affected my fertility. I didn’t give up and once cleared to try to get pregnant, I saw a fertility specialist, and by 2018, I gave birth to a beautiful miracle. This photo is my most cherished photo.