On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., Liberian refugee Maimah Karmo was blindsided by a life-changing phone call from her doctor: She had Stage 2 breast cancer. Maimah was 32.
It was a frightening moment for the single working mother. With no family history of breast cancer, Maimah had believed a doctor who had previously dismissed her lump as non-cancerous. “After looking at my mammogram, she said that I couldn’t have breast cancer, that I was too young to have breast cancer,” Maimah recalls.
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