Survivors. My great-great grandmother was born into slavery. My great grandmother was married to a man who was born into slavery. I am sure their lives were fraught with challenges that most of us could not even begin to imagine today. Breast cancer and its treatment are a lot like that, also. It is really beyond what most people can imagine. If it happens to you, you live through it the best you can. I hope that my great-great grandmother and my great grandmother would be proud of me and how I survived.