Natalia Hernandez

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Natalia wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Breast Cancer.

Latest by Natalia Hernandez

After the Hair Loss, Early Menopause: Finally Something Exciting While Living with Cancer

My new hair Credit: Thinkstock Hi everyone! So I’m sure a lot of you are dealing with your hair falling out from chemo. And if you’re like me, and cancer treatment pushed you into early menopause (I’m in my late 20s), then you absolutely understand t...

In My 20's.... And Discussing My Death from Metastatic Breast Cancer with My Family

I do not agree with Carolyn Hax’s advice on discussing cancer and death with your family, offered last Sunday in her column in the Washington Post’s Style section. PJ Hamel wrote an awesome response summarizing the column and advice from Carolyn, whi...

Stuffing My Bra with My Brother's Sock: After My Mastectomy at Age 27

After my mastectomy So it has been a few weeks since my mastectomy and I’m starting to feel a little better. I have finally accepted seeing myself without my breast, its pretty weird at first. I actually felt like I didn’t want to go anywhere until I ...

Your 20's the best time of your life, oh wait you have breast cancer.

Natalia Hernandez, Stage 4 breast cancer Hi! My name is Natalia, I’m 26, and I was diagnosed back in August with stage 4 Breast Cancer, which spread all over my back, pelvic area and tail bone. I am currently waiting for my surgery on the 28th of thi...