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No one had ever talked about cancer because it was something that was a frightening word in our community. When I first heard of cancer years ago, it meant that you had a terminal situation. Having gone through what I've gone through and having studied and read quite a bit, not only about breast cancer but other types, I realize that cancer isn't a death sentence but more like an obstacle in your life. More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, more than ever before. It can be a difficult battle, but many are winning thanks to significant advances in medical research. Researchers are continuing to make important discoveries that result in new advances in treatment - surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and the development of new drugs. One way patients get access to promising new therapies is by participating in clinical trials, also known as cancer research studies. When your doctor recommends that you participate in a clinical trial, you are being offered the ability to go one step further than a standard tool, to do a little bit more. And even though it's not proven, it may benefit these and many other individuals who have been touched by cancer. Some were empowered to benefit from new treatment options, all were empowered to help others - rural and urban, sick and healthy, young and old, and everyone in between. Empowerment, access, and choices - that's what clinical trials and the people who make them happen are all about. Clinical trials may not be the best choice for everyone. I chose not to participate in a clinical trial because I was too scared to try something experimental. We looked at the distance and the fact we need to travel to treatment visits for weeks at a time, it seemed like...