Identical twins often share a lot in their lives, but breast cancer isn't the sort of thing we usually think about them both having to endure -- especially not around the same time. But that's exactly what happened to 34-year-olds Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer.
When Kelly was diagnosed in 2011 with triple-negative breast cancer, a hard-to-treat form of cancer whose growth is not fueled by hormones, she was nine months pregnant. Her son was born a week after her diagnosis, and she soon began treatment, chemotherapy, surgery to remove her right breast, and radiation. Only a few months later, Kristen got tested and was diagnosed with a very early-stage cancer in her left breast, according to the AP. It's as heartbreaking as it is hard to believe, right?
While the sisters were obviously devastated for one another upon each diagnosis, they managed to come up with an amazing way to help one another battle the disease ...