The Many Faces Of Breast Cancer - My9 New Jersey

The Many Faces Of Breast Cancer

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Jersey City, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

One Jersey City woman, Emily Helck chose to document her battle with breast cancer for an entire year posting a video of the life cycle of her chemotherapy treatments to show exactly what a cancer patient endures.

Helck was only 28 years-old when diagnosed with breast cancer and she also had to get a double mastectomy. She describes her passion behind the video. “It was important for me to have a visual record of what that experience was. My memory of that time is very hazy and very weird…I wanted to have a really true accurate record of what it was to go through it.” She said.

The video has gone viral and it shows just how brave Helck really is to put her entire cancer treatment out there.

According the New Jersey Department of Health, 1,3000 women die annually from breast cancer and often many don’t associate breast cancer with people under 40. This story just proves why it’s so important for people of all ages to get checked regularly.

Helck is currently cancer free and she plans to continue writing and begin this next chapter of her life as a survivor!

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