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5 Tips From a Breast Cancer Warrior

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Renee’s fighting breast cancer.

Renee Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015. Since then, she’s endured a series of tests, chemotherapy treatments, and harsh medications.

Throughout these challenges, Renee has continued to impress friends, family, coworkers, doctors, nurses and more with her positivity and strength. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Renee is sharing tips and advice on her GiveForward Page.


Renee’s last chemo on October 5th, 2015.

Five Tips From a Breast Cancer Warrior, Renee:

  1. When doing a self-exam, lie down instead of standing in the shower — standing will not yield the same results.
  2. Get a yearly mammogram, especially if you are over 40.
  3. If cancer runs in your family, get tested as early as 25 and invest in the genetic testing.
  4. If the test is positive, make sure your entire family gets tested, too.
  5. If you exercise regularly and begin feeling sluggish or experience rapid weight gain, go to the doctor immediately and get blood work.

Above all else, Renee reminds us that “sometimes we take life too seriously and allow the cares of the world to stress us out. Shake it off, go enjoy yourself and those you love today. With great certainty, you will feel so much better.” Don’t give up and always stay positive.

If you want to read more about Renee’s story, visit her GiveForward Page: Renee’s Warriors

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