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Yvette VanDerBrink holds a copy of the children's book she wrote, "My Mom Looks Like a Turtle," and a marble, which she uses to illustrate the most common size of a breast cancer tumor.

Lump in the road: Woman pens children's book based on personal breast cancer experience

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HARDWICK -- Yvette VanDerBrink is continually losing her marbles. In fact, she gives them away.

But Yvette always has more in her pocket, a reminder of the cancerous lump she found in her breast in 2007.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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