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Lawyer Dai Wei was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 29 and had just finished breastfeeding her first child. For the next year, she had to raise her baby girl while going through chemotherapy and mastectomy. Sometimes after her sessions, she would even have to avoid her daughter because of radiation.
Now at 34, Dai Wei shares how she managed breast cancer and motherhood during that trying period, from her diagnosis to telling her daughter about her condition – read on to find out her #MumStory.