Whether you have breast cancer, love someone with breast cancer or worry about breast cancer, you are part of a global community of people whose lives have been touched by the disease.
Behind the statistics are the faces of the women and men whose lives have been touched by the disease. Some of them have breast cancer and are undergoing treatment or are now living life after cancer. Others love someone with breast cancer or have lost someone to the disease. And some have been told they have a high genetic risk of developing breast cancer, and they live with the daily fear and worry about a future with breast cancer.
To tell the stories of the people who make up this global breast cancer community, we are asking readers of The New York Times to share their experiences with breast cancer as part of Well’s “Picture Your Life” project. So far, we have received hundreds of submissions from readers around the world, with more coming in every day.