Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing experience. It can be hard to handle the news at first, and even harder to know how to proceed, no matter your prognosis.

While everyone’s journey is unique, knowing that others before you have been through something similar can give you the strength and inspiration you need to keep everything in perspective.

Scroll through the quotes for the type of wisdom gained from great personal struggle, and know that you’re not alone.

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In an interview with Reader’s Digest, Crow discussed being diagnosed with breast cancer soon after enduring a break-up with cyclist Lance Armstrong. The experience forced Crow to examine her life, and make the changes necessary to refocus on and care for herself.

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