In the nonfiction story My Journey with Infiltrating Ductile Carcinoma (Breast Cancer), author W. Andranette Anderson uses passion and emotions in order to let her audience know how the challenges of breast cancer affect her and her family. Her challenges are compounded when her mother and stepdad are also diagnosed with serious illnesses. She is now the primary caregiver not only for her parents but also for herself. The story takes place over a period of two and a half years. During this time, Andranette does her best to live her life as normally as possible, do whatever is needed for her parents, and use her daily activities as a much needed respite in order to ensure her own self preservation. Though she had to stop working as an educator to take care of her parents and herself, she would not trade anything for the lessons that she learned from this awe-inspiring experience.