Check out this post from Michelle Burford at AOL Health.
Nine years ago, 36-year-old pediatrician Dr. Kimberly Bates, pictured left, was like any other successful 27-year-old: She had just finished medical school and had settled into her residency. She and husband were dreaming of the day when they’d have a child when she was hit with an unthinkable diagnosis — breast cancer. As if that weren’t challenging enough, Bates also discovered that she had triple negative breast cancer, a particularly pernicious form of the disease that disproportionately strikes young black women, resists most treatments and offers bleak survival rates. With a single sentence from her oncologist — “you have triple negative breast cancer” — the life Bates had imagined for herself was dramatically altered.
AOL Health had the opportunity to speak to Bates about her breast cancer battle.