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Lindsey Finkelstein, 22 years, right, is conforted by her mother, Merle, left, at their home on November 2, 2016, one day before going through surgery. (Marie-France Coallier/MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Mother, daughter battle cancer at the same time

Last November, barely 22 when she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, Lindsey Hope Finkelstein had radical surgery to amputate both breasts. Within six months, as she was getting chemotherapy, her mom, Merle, was in the operating room for the same surgery, a double mastectomy.