Simply amazing. The great thing about living today is the advances in modern medicine. Here is a truly remarkable story of survival and courage.
(CNN) — Elizabeth Anderson had to act fast when she learned she had advanced breast cancer in April 2009.
Just one month after her diagnosis, she had a bilateral mastectomy, a surgery removing both of her breasts.
“With a Stage 3 diagnosis it was either breasts or life. There was no decision to be made. I had to take them off,” recalls Anderson, a 47-year-old fitness instructor from Naples, Florida.
Following the surgery, Anderson says, she had to mentally prepare before taking a first glimpse at her new body; she knew it would be difficult.
“I just stared at myself...