Fighting breast cancer was hard. It was also unfair. Linda was only 53, she ran marathons, ate lean meats, enjoyed her vegetables and took a walk every night with her husband. So it was profoundly unfair when a spot was found on her annual screening mammogram. She had a core needle biopsy, which demonstrated a breast cancer. Although the tumor was small, it was high grade. Linda chose to remove her breast and have a mastectomy. And then she took chemotherapy.Read More
Susan was aghast. She had breast cancer. But she did everything right. She ate her fruits and vegetables. She went jogging every day. She even read her Bible devotional before going to bed every night. Her faith in a just God, who is fair and good was as strong as ever, but, still life just wasn’t fair. She cried as her husband held her lovingly, letting her know he would be with her every step of the way.Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Sentinel lymph node, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Technetium-99m, Tumor
The cancer is gone. Her surgery went well and she was at home recovering, drinking a cup of aromatic coffee while sitting in her favorite wicker chair amongst her treasured plants, beneath a canopy of leaves, basking in the sunlight of her special room.Read More Breast, Breast cancer, Cancer, Mastectomy, Radiation therapy, Surgery, Tumor
A question that I am often asked is Do I Need Chemotherapy? Or why does anyone need chemotherapy? The answer is: Because chemotherapy kills cancer.
Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Cell (biology), Chemotherapy, Nature (journal), OncoType Dx, Stem cell, Tumor