Viewer Stories


My journey began in 1996 with a lump in my left breast. My GYN said not to worry as the mass was moveable but referred me to a surgeon. He agreed that it was probably nothing to be concerned with but...


Okinawa, Japan, May 1994. Here I was teaching English. Newly married. Eating Sushi. Exercising. In the best shape of my life. Thirty-one years old. And, newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Actually,...


June 10 at 3:12pm I got by with all the help from my girls. I didn't know a Breast Cancer Survivor would have been part of my resume. Being a 6 month survivor has not only made me one strong woman it...


I will never forget April 10, 2009. At 36, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was shocked, and told myself it was a mistake. Then I cried, what do I tell my three children. I endured seven...


In the fall of 2000, shortly after giving birth to my daughter, I found a large golf ball size mass in my right breast. At first I thought nothing of it; I was only 29 and had had a healthy normal...


It all started with a small bump in my breast that grew into a huge massive ball inside me. I am 15 years old, 14 at the time when I found out I had a phyllodus breast cancer tumor and those are the...


My name is Robin Shipley and I wholeheartedly support Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. My family has no history of Breast Cancer or Cancer in general but I have 3 daughters, a mother, a...


In the spring of 2004 at the age of 36 I was a single, fun-loving, hard working NYC gal. In the summer of 2004 I was a single, fun-loving, hard-working NYC gal WITH CANCER. Hardly ever going to the...


This story was written by my dear friend Melissa Champion-Hurst.

Last June, Jeanine Patten-Coble, one of my dear friends and colleagues, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of...


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Life is a journey... one step forward... two steps back... but always looking forward... to a better tomorrow.

The Annual "I am a Survivor" Breast Cancer Awareness Special airs on The Balancing Act during October, and to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month The Balancing Act is reaching out to survivors. Sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, friends, and loved ones-- we want you to share your personal stories of hope, inspiration, courage and triumph in battling this disease.

Throughout the month of October, The Balancing Act will share some of your stories on our show. These stories, along with companies also making an impact in the fight against breast cancer, will help our viewers become more educated in detection, the latest treatments, and how they can help make a difference.

Help us spread the word by telling your friends :

The deadline for Survivor Story submissions to be considered for inclusion on the show will be October 1st, 2011 at Midnight. Entries received after this date will only be considered for the website. Only a few submissions will be selected by the producer to be told on television.

Thank you for your interest.
The entry period is currently closed.

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Chemotherapy & Neutropenia

A physician and cancer survivor talk with The Balancing Act about chemotherapy; how to receive the maximum potential benefits and cope with side effects. Delays in a chemotherapy schedule can be caused by side effects such as a low white blood cell count or infection. Maintaining a patient's chemotherapy treatment schedule is key to cancer treatment success.


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