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Rotem Adar Schwartz

  • year of diagnosis: 2011
  • survivor years: 5 years
  • current city: Miami, FL
  • type of breast cancer: Stage 2 HER2+, BRCA-, ER/PR-
  • profession: Attorney

About Rotem


What is your idea of happiness?
Spending time with my loved ones: my husband, my cat, my family and my friends.
When and where were you happiest?
Greece on my honeymoon!
What is your biggest fear?
Failure and death.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Any cancer survivor, Holocaust survivors, specifically my Grandma, may she rest in peace
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, being there during not the only the hard times, but also for the everyday.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to juggle everything (not literally juggling, more like being able to balance it all).
What is your current state of mind?
Happy. Grateful.
What is your most treasured possession?
My 16 year-old-cat.
How do you most like spending your time?
Relaxing and reading or socializing with friends.
What do you most dislike?
Passive aggressiveness and fake people.
In your own words, what would you say to inspire or encourage someone facing breast cancer right now?
I would say that attitude is everything. I kept a positive attitude even during the darkest days and I truly believe it’s what has gotten me through. Have faith in whatever and whomever you believe in. Give yourself permission to feel the bad days, but make sure you also give yourself permission to enjoy the good days.
What is your favorite quote? This can be your own quote or words that you live by.
Live, love, laugh.
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