Surviving Breast Cancer: Attitude Is Everything
Eleven years ago, when she was just 27, Geralyn Lucas was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"I thought I was definitely going to die," she said. "I never heard of this happening to anyone my age."
Lucas, who'd recently married Dr. Tyler Lucas, actually found the lumps herself. But since the disease is more common in older women, her diagnosis stunned even her physician husband.
"I remember crying, holding Geralyn in my arms, crying and thinking, we're so young," her husband said.
It was 1995, and Lucas was an enthusiastic new staffer at "20/20," whose job was to come up with story ideas. Within weeks of her diagnosis, she was scheduled for a mastectomy -- the day aft