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More than a quarter of a million American women under the age of 40 are living with breast cancer. Tracie Metzger, 38, a seven-year breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed when she was just 30 years old, shared these facts as a warning to young women to trust their instincts and to protect themselves - it can happen to anyone. She made the comments before an audience of about 70 people at the University of Cincinnati's Old Chemistry building Feb. Metzger is a wife and mother to four children, co-author of the book Voices of Breast Cancer and co-founder of Pink Ribbon Girls, a Cincinnati-based organization dedicated to increasing breast cancer awareness and offering support to young breast cancer survivors.
When Metzger found the lump in her breast, her doctor tried to reassure her it was probably nothing to worry about.
She insisted on surgery to remove the lump. In the recovery room, the surgeon sat beside Metzger, took her hand and said, ""Tracie, I'm so sorry, but it's breast cancer. But Metzger quickly decided she was ready to do battle to regain her health. Diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer, she and her doctor decided to take an aggressive approach: Metzger underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction and six months of intensive chemotherapy.
She started the non-profit Pink Ribbon Girls in in response to her own difficulty finding a community of survivors her own age to talk to. Today the group has members nationwide and in the Tri-State area.
As many as members are in their 20s, according to Metzger. The organization features a searchable, password-protected database, a way for young women to find one another. In addition to focusing on encouragement, support and education, Pink Ribbon Girls also provides meals, housecleaning and other help for women who need it. Sponsored by the UC Women's Center, the presentation was the capstone project for Brad Mazuk, an organizational leadership student graduating in June.
Mazuk chose to use his required capstone project - a public service project meant to draw awareness to a cause of personal interest - to highlight a disease that touched his life, a disease that can strike anyone, including college-aged women.
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