To say things moved quickly in the last year for Meg Morosco would be an understatement.

To say things moved quickly in the last year for Meg Morosco would be an understatement.

Last March, Morosco was diagnosed with breast cancer. Days later, worried about the hurdles she'd face in the hospital because she and her boyfriend weren't married, she and Nick eloped. In July, she had a double mastectomy that rid her of the cancer. And in October, the couple held a proper wedding in Columbus.

When I met with her last week, Morosco and her super-supportive husband were in the midst of moving into their first home. They took a break for Meg to tell me about her experience with cancer, her changed outlook on life and her efforts to get women educated.

A breast cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, but someone like Morosco is a good reminder that with early detection and aggressive treatment, plenty of people have beaten the disease.

Because of a family history of breast cancer, Morosco was identified as high-risk and had been watching carefully for changes. When a cancerous lump was found in one breast, she didn't hesitate in choosing to have a double mastectomy, she said.

The procedure removed all signs of cancer and dropped her risk of recurrence to 10 percent, versus the 50-60 percent she would have faced if she'd kept a breast.

"There was no question," Morosco said. "There weren't options to weigh, because for me, I didn't want to go through that again."

Morosco relied on journaling to reflect on her thoughts and created a website on caringbridge.com to keep family and friends, ahem, abreast of her status.

The process helped Morosco reprioritize her life. She quit her 60-hour-a-week public relations job after surgery and started a private makeup business, Makeup Artistry by Meg, in October.

"After having the surgery and going through things, perspective kind of took over," Morosco said. "I just do something that I want to do now. I want to do it. It's fun."

Morosco also volunteers with Komen Columbus and will be volunteering at this weekend's Race for the Cure, as well as heading her own team.

She always keeps breast cancer information with her or in her car and has to restock regularly, she said. In fact, people often come up to her when she's wearing her pink survivor shirt seeking advice about a loved one who's been diagnosed, and her friends and family will pass out her phone number to women, she said.

She urges young women to do self-exams and know what's normal for their bodies so they can be aware of changes. Men should get informed too, because they sometimes notice changes, she added.

Morosco's proud to be a survivor. And she's not embarrassed to talk about boobs and bumps.

"I'm a pretty open person naturally," Morosco said. "Once I started educating myself more and meeting people who weren't comfortable talking about it, I figured that if I'm comfortable, I should talk about it more because other people aren't talking about it."