Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Thoughts

Wow! Where do I start. Now I know why they call cancer the silent killer. I didn't even know I had a problem until I found something very sore on my body. I was the size of a lemon and had spread to my lymph nodes. How the heck did that happen since I had my last mammogram in January and all this took place in July?

Be careful Ladies & Gentlemen because my oncologist says that this kind of breast cancer does not show on a mammogram. The mammogram scores only an 80% at finding all cancers. You are responsible for the other 20%. That means self exam. This has also happened to my 48 year old niece. She also had a double mascetomy in March. I was there helping to care for her little 4 year Chinese boy and all the time I had cancer myself.

My niece and her daughter just completed a 60 mile 3 day walk for breast cancer. I say Hooray for them. And thank you to all who walked.

Please remember folks--it is up to you to discover this kind of cancer yourselves.

More up dates later.


Shirley said...

Thank you for sharing, Nancy.

Lisa L. Floyd said...

Our prayers are with you. Cancer is a terrible thing. We pray your recovery goes well and the treatment is gentle. God be with you and your family.