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Touching stories of so many mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer inspire us to keep going in our mission - to stop deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
By sharing our stories and experiences, we are able to witness the difference breast cancer research has made in the lives of so many.
Tracy inspires us with the difference research has made in her life.
Growing up, Tracy had always been very close to her sister, Gail, and was devastated when she lost her to breast cancer in 1997. And so, when Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer 17 years later, she feared the worst. But thanks to advancements in breast cancer research, Tracy was diagnosed early and received newer and improved treatment. And this is why she's sharing her story with us today. Tracy knows that through research, more lives will be saved.
Research is the only way to effectively prevent, treat and diagnose breast cancer so that other families won't have to go through the heartbreak Tracy went through with her sister, Gail.
"17 years of research meant that I was diagnosed earlier. 17 years of refining and improvements gave me more options for treatment. 17 years of progress means I survived."