What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Writer Stephanie Green was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32 and advised to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. For a young woman whose life was all about fashion and fun, it was a rude and frightening awakening. But she took on the disease like a fighter-and won. Here, she shares her personal journey, through excerpts from her blog.

September 29,2008

"The cherry on the sundae that is my life: My breasts are toxic. That's right, folks, I, a 32-year-old perfectly healthy woman, have Breast Cancer."