After losing a great grandmother (breast CA), a grandmother (breast CA) and a mother (Ovarian CA) my sister was diagnosed with stage III Breast Cancer at age 35. With our family history of losing the women to this disease before age 53 my sister faced, not only her cancer diagnosis but, this stark reality about survival.. Following her diagnosis, In 1996, she took a bold step and signed up for a research study which randomized her into the study group that added Taxol to the gold standard Adriamycin/Cytoxin treatment.. Today she is an 18 year survivor who celebrated her 54th birthday this year! What a triumph! Becasue of this triumph my girls will grow up knowing their aunt and i will grow old with my sister whom I love with all my heart.