At the time of her diagnosis, Cappon, who is now 31 and living in Albany, New York, was set to start her senior year of college.
And as she soon found out, Cappon’s instincts might have saved her life: The test revealed she had breast cancer.
Every other weekend, she left school to drive two hours from campus to her hometown of Watertown, New York, where she would undergo chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.
Just weeks before Cappon began her senior year at the State University of New York at Cortland in 2007, she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer.
“I was never alone, I didn’t have a job yet, I could nap between classes whenever I felt like it.” What was difficult, she says, was the uncertainty that came along with getting a diagnosis that so few women her age had received.
Not only was it isolating, but it came with medical hurdles, too.