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The inspirational stories below are just a sampling of the amazing people in your lives who have experienced breast cancer, and we are happy to be able to honor them here. Tell us your story of courage and love, and inspire other survivors and supporters around the world.
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i never had breast cancer but i know how many out there feel in the head but i dont know the pain the go through see the thing is im a minor that wants to help support breast cancer not for the people in my family but for the people out here suffering in hospitals all over the USA i wish breast cancer was never a thing that exist to be honest i wish that no disease or cancer exist for the fact is that many die early some of the kids suffer to long for the amount of pain that happens at times wen i see advertisements i wanna cry because i think in put myself in all their shoes and say to myself what would i do if i had breast cancer or any cancer i wonder would i give up early or stay strong and fight it through all of us out here who dont have breast cancer or any kind of cancer are very lucky we dont go through what others go through.
This is my letter to breast cancer in all cancer from samazia ferguson
love everyone with breast cancer they have a big part of my heart
I have been fighting breast cancer since 2006.
I had a partial on left breast. Found out I had ductual in
Situ. In 2011: I found a large tumor and another
Small tumor was found. Had a left mastectomy and
Went through twenty - eight days of radiation
and one year of chemo. Last chemo was
April 19, 2012.
BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!
Had a mammogram done October 3,2012.
Found four adnormal areas. I am in good health
Decited to have a right breast mastectomy
On October 26, 2012.
I made the right decision, no: radiation or chemo
Is needed and caught early.
Too more years of long life and loving it.
CELEBRATE LIFE DAILY WITH NO REGRETS!
TODAYS ATITUDE IS EVERYTHING!
HAVE A GRAND, FUN, AND WONDERFUL DAY!
My symbol: to celebrate is "CUPCAKES" !
Late this spring i found a lump in my breast but didnt do anything about it for 2 months, then in July i asked my friend if she felt it and she did and urged me to call my doc. That was a Saturday, the following Wednesday i had a mamogrham and ultra sound and knew when the nurse called a docter in the room and started wispering that something was wrong, they told me to come back the next day for a needle core biopsey. I was very scared, after the biopsey i was told it would be up to 5 days to get the resaults but i got them that Friday, i was told i had atypical lobular hyperplasia and a surgeon would call me. I decided i wanted a lumpectemy even though i was told my surgeon had never had a paitent have cancer with that condition. Well at post op the resaults werent back yet kaiser had sent my tissue to stanford and i knew then it was bad. On august 20th my surgeon called to say i had invasive breast cancer. Long story short after more tests i had my lymphnodes removed and they were good, about two weeks later i started radiation. Today was my last day and now i start the medication that i will have to take for 5 years. I am only 36 and have no cancer in either side of my family. There were days i didnt think i could make it through the radiation, i have had some seriouse side effects, my skin is burnt so bad and is peeling of and the pain is bad, but im here, and i hope for a long time
I was diagnosed with breast cancer, estrogen + and HER2Nu +, for my birthday in February 2010. Here are some prescriptions that I received that I know can help anyone on his / her cancer journey:
1. FAITH - can't have enough of that. He will be with you and will carry you when you can't find the strength to stand on your own. Romans 15:13.
2. ATTITUDE / LIVE FOR TODAY - We never know when or how we will die, but we can choose how to live. Attitude is such a positive.
3. SLEEP - don't fight it. As we sleep, we are healing.
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head. "Well, I think I'll braid my hair today." She did and had a wonderful day.
The next day, she saw that she had only two hairs and said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." She did and had a grand day.
The next day, she noticed that she had only one hair and said, "I'm going to wear a pony tail today." She did and had a fun day.
The next day she didn't have a hair on her head. She said, "Yippeeee--I don't have to fix my hair today."
5. PRAYER - Prayer is the key to the morning and the bolt on the door at night.
It is not an easy journey, and each one of has to find our way, but we are NOT alone. On my journey, I started The Sparkle Caps Project (on FB), so that God could use me to help other women coming behind me. We have helped 235 women in 2 years.
My story starts this past February 2012. I found a lump while reaching for a glass on the 2nd shelf of a cupboard. Biopsy confirmed it was IDC and I had a lumpectomy with lymphnode dissection in April. Stage 1/Her2+ so I had a port installed in early May and started chemotherapy 3 days later. I have completed the "bad" chemo and will continue getting herceptin every 3 weeks until August 2013. I have also finished my 33 treatments of radiation. I pray to God every day that this awful disease does not come back into my body ever again!! I am FEELING GOOD - back to work and getting back to my "normal" life again. My family and friends (best friend went through a double mastectomy/chemo/radiation right before I was diagnosed) were so supportive and continue to be.
My mom, Janice, died of breast cancer at age 55. Two years later her sister, my Auntie L. was diagnosed. She is now an 8 year survivor. I was diagnosed on July 9th, 2011 at age 43. My life went from busy, to a halt in a hurry. I was the anxious career-minded women who worried more about others than about herself. God and cancer have given me new life.
Here's my story:
I am blessed that a physical therapist, who was helping massage my muscles in my chest after neck surgery, felt the lump in my upper chest by my right arm. I had worried that someday I might get breast cancer but certainly did not want to live in that fear. Due to my family history, not only of breast, but of liver, lung, bladder, colon and bone, I chose to be aggressive. I was offered a lumpectomy but told them I wanted a double mastectomy. Before and after surgery I asked when I would see an oncologist and all my medical providers told me that I did not need to see an oncologist. No one did any blood work or PET scans. After 4 months and a severe infection in my left chest, I demanded to see an oncologist. It was at the appointment...finally...that I learned that I had a rare form of cancer called Triple Negative and that I should have been undergoing chemo treatments back in August of 2011. It was now February 2012. I started chemo Feb 4th and ended it April 4th, 2012. My PET scan and blood work have all come back fine. I now am trying to take care of me. I am a Warrior of God and serving Him while I advocate for others and educate them about breast cancer.
I DIDNT HAVE BREAST CANCER I HAD LUNG CANCER WHICH U NEVER HEAR ANYONE SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT LUNG CANCER NO# 1 KILLER IN THE COUNTRY I PRAY FOR THE ONES WITH BREAST CANCER BUT YOU CANT FORGET ABOUT THE OTHERS FIGHTING DIFFERENT KINDS OF CANCER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
October 2011, my yearly mammogram with my mammographer daughter results in call from Radiologist for consultation. They couldn't see the cancer, but I was in a gray area on my left breast, we should proceed with a surgical consultation. Appointment with a delightful surgeon who felt a biopsy was in order. First try, no tissue of concern, but further testing found the cancer. Grandmother had a radical mastectomy. Brother had two bouts of melanoma, and in 2008 I had a hysterectomy for uterine cancer. After much prayer and insight, choice was easy. Have a mastectomy, no radiation or chemotherapy, and then breast reconstruction. That was 10 months ago. Last mammogram revealed no cancer in right breast. Praise God! November 1, I will have reconstruction on both breasts: the left gets new implant –choosing between silicone or saline, the jury is still out on that one. I need to pray. The right breast will be reduced to match the left and have a small implant for uplift. Now I will have perky “boobs”!! But my surgeon cautions me to have respect for them and call them breasts!
I have made it through this time with prayers and support of so many people; and I ask that those prayers continue through this final stage of surgery and healing. Our God is an awesome God, and my healing is evidence of that. I learned: Don’t let the loss of a breast define who you are as a woman.
I have been able to witness to 7th grade class (boys and girls) regarding breast cancer and other cancers. They helped me make pillows that aid surgical patients with comfort. Awesome kids. Unfortunately I cannot display the picture with students/friends/me presenting pillows to my surgeon to be passed to breast cancer surgery patients.
THIS STORY IS FOR MY MOM WHO HAS FOUGHT BREAST CANCER TWICE AND I AM VERY PROUD OF HER. I HOPE THAT IF I EVER GO THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS I WILL BE AS STRONG AS SHE WAS.
In May 2008 I found lump in my breast. The diagnosis… Stage 2 Her 2 + breast cancer.
And so I was introduced to the world of breast cancer. Chemotherapy, the devastation of a mastectomy, more chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone treatment. I went to hell and back but 13 months later I was in remission. I was cured.
I plunged myself back into normal life. A demanding career, plus all the demands of being a wife and mother. I thought I could do it all; I was invincible. I beat cancer after all.
The threat of a recurrence looms over every cancer survivor; every check-up is a time of anxiety. But over time, as the check-ups become further apart, the threat becomes less real.
So I was blindsided when an ultrasound picked up lesions in my liver in August.
Once again I am face to face with this enemy that threatens to steal my life.
The first time round it was easy to be positive. This second diagnosis is a big reality check, and there are days when I just do not know how I am going to get through it again. But I will, just one day at a time, because I am a Survivor .
I will not give up.
I am going to do everything in my power to fight this cancer. I have everything to live for. I have two little girls I am going to see grow up. I have a wonderful husband I want to grow old with. I have the love and support of my amazing family and friends.
I have a story to tell and a life to live and it sure does not end here.
I am bigger than cancer and I am stronger than chemo…so bring it on.