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BY Amy Countiss

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you quickly learn just how precious life is.

Almost seven years ago, I learned I had stage IIIC, HER2-positive breast cancer. My very first mammogram revealed a large tumor in my right breast, just five days before my 41st birthday.

Because my mother died of lung cancer at age 48, my husband and I felt like time was of the essence. We immediately packed up and headed to MD Anderson&nbsp...

Cancerwise blog post: After a breast cancer diagnosis, Amy Countiss came to MD Anderson for breast cancer treatment.

BY Amy Countiss

When my very first mammogram revealed stage IIIC breast cancer, I was dealt the shock of my life.

My mother died just seven months...