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Rebecca Scheinkman was six days shy of her 33rd birthday when learned she had metastatic breast cancer. While the diagnosis came as a shock, she turned to her past for support. At 14 years old, she was diagnosed and successfully treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Felicity Palma was diagnosed with invasive estrogen-positive breast cancer on February 26, 2013, one week before her 29th birthday. She found a lump a few months prior and was referred to a doctor who was confident it was a benign cyst – that it could not be cancerous – because of her young age.

Claire Di Cenzo remembers the unfortunate milestone vividly. It was June 2, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. That’s when her doctor called to inform her the lump she found on her breast was malignant. She was 29 years old.