About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
But there's hope. Survivor, Amy Demarco Devine shares thoughts on what's she's learned from having cancer.
Name: Amy Demarco Devine
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
I am from Northern New Jersey, and really enjoy life here in my hometown. I used to work as a Recreation Therapist in an adult day healthcare. Now I am a mom and homemaker, but ready to get back to work as well.
Now that you've had cancer, what have you learned?
Something I found out myself was that once I had cancer I realized how badly I wanted to beat it to be around for my children.
What does the future hold?
I plan to follow Weight Watchers and live a healthy lifestyle/being proactive about my health.
What advice do you have for someone who has been recently diagnosed?
Take it one day at a time, read and become informed, join support groups and call the American Cancer Society.