Chris Smith
Chris Smith

I take issue being called a victim I am a survivor of a double mastectomy and reconstruction 7 years ago. Victim imples helpless and I am not. I fight to live and have everyday a prayer for survival. Cancer is what you make of it and I plan on living my life to the fullest no matter how long i have to live. I belong to a support group of women with all kinds of cancer and we are too busy living to worry about dying. Cancer is no respector of people and is vile but what doesn't kill you...

I take issue being called a victim I am a survivor of a double mastectomy and reconstruction 7 years ago. Victim imples helpless and I am not. I fight to live and have everyday a prayer for survival. Cancer is what you make of it and I plan on living my life to the fullest no matter how long i have to live. I belong to a support group of women with all kinds of cancer and we are too busy living to worry about dying. Cancer is no respector of people and is vile but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Please ladies have mammagrams and do breast exams so you can survive. I prayed that I would live long enough to have my grandbabbies know and love me. so please dont call us victims we are SURVIVORS. CHRISTY WALL SMITH

Dale Smith
Dale Smith

My Mother had, or has Breast Cancer, she had her left breast removed, my Mother is 84yrs young. Mom doesn't want to let Cancer win her life, so she was and is a fighter.
I have lost many loved ones to Cancer, I have myself checked every year, because of it being in the women in the family, I want eveyone to know, that it is a good fight.

Stephanie Archibald
Stephanie Archibald

In 1999 I was in a head on collision after the bruising and pain went away I still felt pain iny left breast. I found the lump my Dr said tumors don't hurt but I had a mammogram and there it was. Lumpectomy all lymph nodes remived under my left arm chemo radiation. After 7 months I had a cyst absess on my overy. Emergency hysterectomy and hemoraging. 2 years taken up with assorted medical issues. My husband at the time decided not to be married anymore so we aren't. 12 years later I am...

In 1999 I was in a head on collision after the bruising and pain went away I still felt pain iny left breast. I found the lump my Dr said tumors don't hurt but I had a mammogram and there it was. Lumpectomy all lymph nodes remived under my left arm chemo radiation. After 7 months I had a cyst absess on my overy. Emergency hysterectomy and hemoraging. 2 years taken up with assorted medical issues. My husband at the time decided not to be married anymore so we aren't. 12 years later I am cancer free and not angry at the world anymore. I post this so the people that support cancer victims know that your person needs you to be strong during treatment and after. Don't bail.

Linda Ray Edmonds
Linda Ray Edmonds

At the age of 26 had to have a bilateral masactomacy. 14 surgery's later and 31 years later I am still here pray every day a cure will be found . Anyone going thur the pain and devastation of any type of cancer there is hope. Believe in a long life ahead

Cara Novy-Bennewitz
Cara Novy-Bennewitz

Focusing on the positive and staying physically active goes a long way in treating and moving beyond cancer. And while there are many things about cancer you can't control - there are many you can. I am not suggesting you can't feel scared and have bad days - who doesn't? Just know that time will pass and there are a tremendous amount of support systems out there for you. Now is the time to reach out and connect. You are never alone in this journey. Please visit www.workingoutcancer.com and...

Focusing on the positive and staying physically active goes a long way in treating and moving beyond cancer. And while there are many things about cancer you can't control - there are many you can. I am not suggesting you can't feel scared and have bad days - who doesn't? Just know that time will pass and there are a tremendous amount of support systems out there for you. Now is the time to reach out and connect. You are never alone in this journey. Please visit www.workingoutcancer.com and let me know if I can answer any questions for you. Be well!

Terri Hays
Terri Hays

I was diagnosed with lung cancer in dec 2010 i'm in remission for that, i was told i had breast cancer in 2012, i opted to have a.masectomy they got all the cancer, i know what keeps me strong is my strong beleife tha God hears.out Prayers, a positive attitude and knowing i can do this, without the love and prayers from fam. and friends,.it might have been a teeny bit tougher all you need is to Beleive when you talk to God he does hear you.

Carmen Schaefer
Carmen Schaefer

Don't forget to laugh, if you can't, invite that friend over that doesn't give you the choice!

Phyllis Decker
Phyllis Decker

I had to watch my dear Aunt suffer in the most horrible way with breast cancer . It was in 1974 and since then great strides have been made to insure that if caught in time, one can survive and live a very long productive life. Unfortunately, we lost her to the cancer. I make sure to get not only mammograms yearly but also sonograms as well.

Eunice Vincent
Eunice Vincent

Sixteen years ago I had the diagnosis that, up until then, I thought only other people got and that it would never happen to me. I would like to encourage everyone to listen to your body, and do not ignore it. What you don't know might not hurt you, but it CAN kill you! Get your mammograms and do self-exams regularly! After chemo and a modified radical mastectomy, followed by breast reconstruction, I am able to be here, telling this story. Thank my wonderful doctors, and, most of all, thanks to God!!

Patricia Lysons
Patricia Lysons

My sister in UK had breast cancer at 41. She was clear for 10 years then lost both breasts. Today 25 years later she is an inspiration to all who know her. She is my hero.

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