I, Rania Alameddine, loving wife and mother of two, am a breast cancer fighter and survivor. My story begins when I was misdiagnosed in June 2008. Due to the doctor’s misdiagnosis, my cancer was left untreated for over seven months, spreading throughout my breast and lymph nodes and as a result, I faced a mastectomy in April 2009 during which my left breast was removed from my body.
I endured four months of chemotherapy, followed by another six weeks of radiation treatments. It has now been four years since my victory over the disease, and I have remained cancer-free. Because of my difficult experience, I have become a supporter, advocate and fighter for women who cannot afford breast cancer treatment, and I work tirelessly to praise awareness about the importance of early and accurate diagnosis.