How much should you advocate for yourself? “I regret not being more involved in certain decisions,” says Nicole, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 16. “I think having just a sense of involvement in my own care was—it has and continues to be hugely important to me,” says Janet, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at age 40.

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