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Posts by Rachael Walker

Survivor, Breast Cancer

Avoid Pregnancy as You Were Told

by Rachael Walker November 17, 2022

I was 36 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Premenopausal. What some might describe as “childbearing age,” though I did not have children, nor did I have any intention of having them.

My cancer was hormone-positive, meaning that the tumor fed on the hormones produced by my reproductive organs, estrogen, and progesterone. This meant that, even more so than with most young cancer patients with a uterus, fertility was a part of the early conversations with my oncologist.


Finding My Tribe

by Rachael Walker January 4, 2021

I thought my cancer center had given me excellent care. I loved my medical oncologist, who drew extensive illustrations on blank white paper to teach me about my cancer.