BY Ashley Rivera

My dad’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 60s. But that was considered pretty normal at the time, so she didn’t have any genetic testing done. That’s why it was such a shock to be diagnosed with breast cancer myself at age 28 in January 2017. As far as I knew, my grandmother and I were the only people in my family who’d ever had cancer.

Because I was so young when I was diagnosed, I got genetic testing...

Breast cancer survivor Ashley Rivera with her son, Brayden

BY Ashley Rivera

When I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in January 2017, my biggest fear was how my kids would be affected.

My husband and...

BY Ashley Rivera

My husband and I have always taught our children to find the good in everything, even if they can’t see it at that moment.

But I was...