My Dance With Breast Cancer

Making peace with my deepest fear.

Denise Vitola
7 min readFeb 16, 2021

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I have been terrified of cancer my whole life. I’m not sure how or when this fear originated; it doesn’t run in my family and I never knew anyone who died from it. I just knew — probably from books and movies — that cancer is insidious. It’s sneaky. It lurks. It waits. Often by the time you know you have it, it’s too late.

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Denise Vitola

Writer, reader, lifelong rebel. Learning things the hard way since 1963.