I owe it all to early detection by having yearly mammograms. I am cancer free and hope to stay that way.
My Mother does not give up. I love my mother very much and thank God for every year she is here with us.
LeAnne, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in October of 2000. I was married to a man at the time that just couldn't stand for anyone to get attention other than himself.
LeAnne, This is not my story. It's my Mom's story. She found a lump about 12 1/2 years ago and went to her doctor.
I just want it all to go away and make me "normal" again.
My story began in March 2008 in my Aunt's bedroom where I discovered the lump in my breast. This would have been no big deal except she was in the hospital dying because of complications from breast cancer.
In December of 1999, the diagnosis of breast cancer came like an unwanted guest into my life. Now, eight years later, I can say that "life is worth the battle!"
This new chapter in my life has really been a blessing - not one I would have chosen - but a blessing nevertheless!
My mother-in-law was diagnosed a year and a half ago with breast cancer. She's an inspiration, she's tough, and she survived.
My journey with cancer started Febrary 8, 2002. I felt a lump about the size of a quarter. I knew something was not right so I called my doctor.
My grandmother is a remarkable woman and I'm so proud to have her in my life. She has been a breast cancer survivor for going on 4 years now.
I was diagnosed in September of 2005 after I had my first mammogram (years late by the way). I was so proud of myself for having my first mammogram, and then I was told the news that I had breast cancer.
My journey was almost exactly like yours! The only difference is that I had eight rounds of chemotherapy instead of four. I found that the exhaustion was the worst part of the chemotherapy (not so much with the radiation).
Your strength and openness have been a blessing to so many women in northeast Oklahoma, and I know you have been blessed for sharing the way you have.
I had a mammography in December, 1992. I found my lump June, 1993. Had a mastectomy in July. The cancer had spread. Eleven of the 21 lymph nodes taken out were affected.
I thank God daily and give Him the credit for my extraordinarly good health. Breast cancer is no long a death sentence. We will survive and thrive!
In October of 2005, I found a lump in my right breast. Not to worry - I called the doctor. She examines me, and sends me for a mammogram and an ultrasound.