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How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Inspired One Woman to Compose Uplifting Song

Ironton, Missouri, resident Susan Bowen, 52, has had a love affair with music her entire life. “Composing music has helped me come to grips with having breast cancer,” said Bowen. “Everyone around me kept saying, ‘it’s going to be fine,’ but in my mind, I thought it might not be. My music allows me to express those fears while giving me the confidence to face it head on. Cancer may have called me out, but I know I have the best doctors who are going to help me beat this.”   

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A Young Mom Facing an Unexpected Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In many cases, breast cancer symptoms often include a lump that develops in the breast, which is either found through monthly self-exam, a physician exam, or an annual mammogram. However, approximately one in six women with breast cancer present with symptoms other than a breast lump, such as nipple abnormalities, unusual breast pain, back pain, and unexplained weight loss. 

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