Candice Bowman

In November 2017, Candice Bowman’s husband felt a lump in her left breast. She immediately scheduled an appointment with her physician. A month later, after a mammogram and two biopsies, she was diagnosed with Stage IIB, ER+ breast cancer. Her diagnosis was surreal. The wave of emotions that accompanied the diagnosis and treatment seemed overbearing. “There were many times I cried out to God, that it couldn’t get any worse and then, the next day it did,” she said. Candice knew that she had to be strong for her family, particularly her daughters, ages ten and fourteen. After what seemed like three months of straight tears, she woke up and decided she had had enough. In that moment, she decided to embrace a different perspective, keeping in mind her mother-in-law’s words, “This too shall pass.” “Perspective is also a game changer. When I took the perspective of someone in a worse situation, my sadness and pain went away. I was able to be grateful even in my deepest, darkest hours, where all hope seemed to be lost,” said Candice. Candice Bowman considers herself lucky. Not only was her cancer detected early, but she has had an amazing family by her side throughout the entire process. Her two remarkable daughters, selfless husband, loving mother and caring mother-in-law have all helped her in more ways than she can express. With the support of her family and a shift in perspectives, Candice is making it through her journey, one day at a time.

In November 2017, Candice Bowman’s husband felt a lump in her left breast. She immediately scheduled an appointment with her physician. A month later, after a mammogram and two biopsies, she was diagnosed with…

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