Meet Carletta

The biggest thing is not accepting cancer as the definition of who I am. Carletta.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41. As a survivor, I’m committed to working toward my health goals and giving back to the community that helped me through treatment.

Finding My Motivation

Carletta’s Breast Cancer Story: A Decade After Diagnosis

Ten years after her breast cancer diagnosis, Carletta looks back on how her definition of bravery has changed. She discusses how she managed the highs and lows of being a cancer survivor and learning how to ask for help.

The Value of a Strong Support System

Carletta’s Motivated Moment

Carletta found the strength to beat breast cancer by mapping out her own strategy. Listen to her story, and be inspired to take control of your breast health.

Asking for and accepting help as a patient and survivor was difficult for me. But I recognized over time that my friends and family wanted to help—they just weren’t always sure how. I just needed to let them know.

One of the best ways that my friends helped me was by encouraging me to be honest with my feelings. I wasn’t always feeling positive, and that was okay.

I use my experience to offer the same love and encouragement to my friends affected by cancer.

Giving Back to the Breast Cancer Community

Photo of Carletta with her friends playing tennis

I am thankful for the support I got from breast cancer groups throughout my diagnosis and treatment.

I give back to this community through volunteering and serving on executive boards. Through my involvement, I ensure these groups meet the unique needs of survivors and minority women.