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A Survivor Shares Her Journey Beating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivor Mechelle Williams discusses her journey after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., there are three types of receptors that stimulate breast cancer growth. These receptor types are estrogen, progesterone and HER-2. When an individual test negative for the aforementioned receptor types, this means that the common forms of treatment, such as drugs or hormone therapy, will be unsuccessful in the attempt to treat and eliminate triple negative breast cancer. However, chemotherapy has been used as an option to confront and tackle this form of cancer.

Williams discusses the first signs that alerted her that something was wrong and the steps she decided to take after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She bares her initial fears and concerns after receiving her biopsy results and talks about her ability to find beauty through chemotherapy.