Breast Cancer Stories: Claire’s Diagnosis

Claire shares her story in this video from Nourish. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, just two weeks after giving birth to her son Ethan.

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Claire’s story is unusual in that her breast cancer developed while she was pregnant. She first thought something might be amiss when she realized one breast felt heavier than the other early in her pregnancy, but an ultrasound showed nothing wrong. Later on in the pregnancy, Claire noticed that her nipple felt flatter than usual, but again tests showed nothing wrong and everything was chalked up to normal hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.

However, two weeks after giving birth, her doctor insisted that Claire have a biopsy even though an MRI scan had come up clear. The results of the biopsy showed that cancer cells were present and she began treatment for breast cancer.

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