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My name is Elizabeth. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 at the age of 48 after I discovered a lump on my breast. I was the first person in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of this diagnosis, I had to get a lumpectomy in my right breast. I also received chemotherapy, which I tolerated well, and radiation therapy. These treatments allowed me to say goodbye to my cancer and Hello to the rest of my life. At the time of my diagnosis and treatment I was scared and very, very sad. I did not want to hear that I had cancer. Less than a year after my breast cancer diagnosis, I was diagnosed with early stage colon cancer. This did not hinder my faith. Although my life has been affected by cancer twice, I am grateful for two opportunities to learn to appreciate all that God has given me and to appreciate life. Please ladies, get screened! It’s all about early detection.