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How tech founder Leila Janah fought


Leila Janah, a social impact entrepreneur, was diagnosed with cancer at 36

Leila Janah

Leila Janah, 36, thought she was doing everything right. She started two tech companies with a strong sense of social mission, and she balanced that by exercising every day, eating well and seeing the doctor for regular check-ups.

The last thing she expected was a cancer diagnosis.

But in the spring, she discovered a lump that turned out to be a type of cancer called a sarcoma. Sarcomas account for about 1 percent of adult cancers, and she has a particularly rare variety that showed up in her reproductive system.

In the months since her diagnosis, Janah has shared her experiences as a patient on social…


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