This post is in remembrance of my mother, Violet.
I don’t know about you but Breast Cancer seems to be affecting so many women! I know in my family alone Breast Cancer has taken the life of my mother and her sister, my aunt. It also took the life of my mother’s aunt. Two of my cousins have Breast Cancer and have gone through treatment and thankfully they are doing well! A great friend from my school years also has Breast Cancer and is doing well. Treatment has come along way since 1999 when it took my mother’s life.
My mother found a lump in her breast and got evaluated right away! In fact she had a mammogram the year prior and nothing was noted on the mammogram. So when she found a lump she wasn’t terribly concerned. However the lump looked suspicious and I went with her for the breast lump biopsy. The results were not good, the tumor was an aggressive one and was already 2 cm in size. How that could happen so quickly within a year is something I do not understand. Of course she had a mastectomy, followed by Tamoxifen orally for 5 years. They did offer chemotherapy as an option. Shortly after she stopped taking tamoxifen her cancer returned in the other breast and she had metastatic spread to her bones and we believe her brain. It was an aggressive Tumor when it returned and she didn’t last a year. I wonder if she had chemotherapy at the time of her first breast cancer appearance would it have helped prolong her life? I miss her terribly.
I know there are many other types of cancers but since breast cancer has struck so close to my family it only seems natural for me to make a breast cancer donation and become involved with community awareness whenever I can.
Do any of you have family with Breast Cancer?
You can become involved in Community Awareness of Breast Cancer.