By Brina Whittier
Around this time last year, I remember feeling a lump in my breast. I remember crying my eyes out and feeling like my world was collapsing around me. I was asking myself questions like: could it be cancer? Will I die? What should I do? These were questions I kept secret for about a month because I was too afraid to tell anyone. After telling my parents, my life changed forever. Meeting with different doctors, going into surgery, and dealing with the insurance company made up the worst couple months of my life. It created an immense amount stress for my family and I. Fortunately, it was only a benign tumor and I ended up with a few scars. Although I was extremely lucky, this isn’t always the case for everyone. Let’s talk about breast cancer.