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Thread: How many have breast cancer

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    Just wondering how many here have breast cancer or any other cancer. I don't have cancer myself but my friend is a 10 year survivor. It takes a strong person to fight cancer and just want to let you know others care about your struggles and want to encourage you to keep up the fight.

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    I don't but my mother had breast cancer

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    I do not but my Aunt Molly ( age 80) had breast removed and went through chemo treatment the first of this year...also a friend. May God be with all those who go through this.

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    I had breast cancer, each morning I rise and shine and stick my
    Bosom Buddy in my left bra, then forget her for the rest of the day.

    All my siblings have had cancer of one sort or another, all different.

    In her half hearted research, just to please me, my RN granddaughter kept track of several of her patients' blood types.
    She agrees with some limited research that says Type As seem to have a tendency towards cancer. All of my siblings and myself are type A.

    With the blood bank I've noticed that certain blood types seem to go with different occupations, so its seems natural to figure that diseases would be stronger in certain blood types.

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    I am a breast cancer survivor (8 years). Went through radiation and chemotherapy. My mother is also a survivor. Couldn't have gotten through it without the prayers and well wishes of friends and family. It gives you a different perspective on life, and makes you treasure each day. My prayers and best wishes to those who are fighting the fight right now. Try to keep a positive attitude....it really does help.

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    I am a mammographer and just to let you ladies know, please get your yearly mammograms. If it is found early your chances of living are sooooo much greater and usually a lot less treatment. Please don't put this off. If finances are the problem a lot of places have programs for underinsured or no insurance at all. The facility I work at can set women up with funding from the American Cancer Society or from places like Avon. The amount of ladies that get their mammograms have dropped due to financial problems and loss of health insurance. Do this for yourself. We take care of our kids and everyone else in our families, so don't delay. No one wants to find out but wouldn't you be better off finding out when you have choices on how to cure it???? So many women are scared because the think it is too painful. A bit of discomfort is worth it. Please do it for yourself and your family

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    3 1/2 years still haveing my check up

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    There is another way of doing this instead of a Mammogram, it's much easier on the breast and far more accurate. It's called Thermography. More or less the same process but far more advanced.

    My charge nurse reminds me every couple of years to go to our new hospital and get my boobs scanned, or, to be accurate, my remaining boob looked at.

    You can save your life this way, it doesn't take much time and is very valuable.

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    I had breast cancer which was found early because I have a yearly mammogram. After the surgery for the breast cancer the oncologist did a CT scan and found lung cancer. Both were found so early I only had to have 33 radiation treatments. I feel blessed every day and this all happened in February 2008.

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    I had breast cancer in 2001, had lumpectomy, chemo and radiation, then remission for 4-1/2 years. In 2006 I had inflammatory breast cancer in both breasts, had double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and am still in maintenance therapy (herceptin by infustion every 3 weeks) as well as dealing with ongoing side effects from radiation on the side that was radiated both times. But I am in remission again, something that I was told in 2006 would not happen short of a miracle. Every day is a gift and I know how blessed I am. ALSO, if I had never had cancer I would not be a quilter today. While I was out of work for 5 months in 2002, I met a wonderful group of quilting ladies (Hons Quilting Bee in Montgomery, AL) who pulled me into their Thursday afternoon group and taught me this wonderful hobby that I have grown to love so much. I am a survivor today in part due to quilting as it gave me a reason to fight to live. You know once you start quilting, you cannot die until you have all of your UFO's done. HaHa - I guess that means I will live forever!

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