In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Powerwall takes a look at power players like Nancy Reagan and Janet Napolitano who have survived their battles with this deadly disease.
Breast cancer battler: Carly Fiorina, former H-P CEO and U.S. Senate candidate
In 2009, Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer, but that didn’t stop her from launching a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing California. Though Fiorina lost her race against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D), the Republican won her battle with cancer and advocates for regular mammograms and self-examinations. In 2009, she told The Daily Beast, “I discovered my own lump two weeks after receiving a clear mammogram. So had I not been in the habit of self-examination I doubt I would have found it.”
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