Breast cancer victim shares story about struggle and recovery
October 7, 2010
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Debbie Horwitz will be speaking about her battle against breast cancer at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in North Carolina.
She'll be sharing the details of her struggle, the diagnosis, treatment and reconstruction, according to The Richmond County Daily Journal.
Horwitz was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, when she was 32 years old. As soon as she received the diagnosis, she immediately turned to the internet to find
information about breast reconstruction surgery.
However, she was unable to find much information or photographs that covered the subject.
"It was so weird that I shouldn't be able to click a few buttons and find out what tissue expansion and breast reconstruction would look like," she told the news provider.
Her experience prompted her to collaborate with photographer Missy McLamb and, together, they created a booklet called Myself: Together Again. The book now serves as a resource for all women who are battling breast cancer and undergoing reconstruction surgery.
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