A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
Born in Georgia in the 1920s, a courageous woman named Rosalind moved to Chicago in hopes of a better life for herself, her husband, and her future children. After hard work, faith, and prayer, her hopes eventually turned into realities as she became a wonderful teacher, her husband a devoted laborer, and her three children graduate-degree recipients and successful employees in their respective careers. Blessed with many happy years and beautiful surprises (like six grandchildren), Rosalind’s extraordinary life took a turn when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.