Mickey Fisher
Mickey Fisher

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1981 -- I was 41 years old. I found my own tumor and took care of it quickly, so that it was caught early. I chose to have a lumpectomy, radiation & chemo therapy at a time when they were still doing only mastectomies. I found a surgeon who gave me a new option which is what I did. I had 3 different drs. tell me I was making a big mistake by not having the mastectomy and that I would be dead in 6 months. So glad I followed my own intuition because...

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1981 -- I was 41 years old. I found my own tumor and took care of it quickly, so that it was caught early. I chose to have a lumpectomy, radiation & chemo therapy at a time when they were still doing only mastectomies. I found a surgeon who gave me a new option which is what I did. I had 3 different drs. tell me I was making a big mistake by not having the mastectomy and that I would be dead in 6 months. So glad I followed my own intuition because I'm still here and going strong. Early detection is the way to a successful recovery

Olympia Baker
Olympia Baker

I found a lump in my left breast when I was almost eight months pregnant. Had test done and nothing showed. Went back for my follow up after baby was born and their it was Breast Cancer!!! 31 years old just gave birth to my last child and about to get married and now Breast Cancer!!! Had a Bilateral Mysectomy and the cancer was removed with surgery however did chemo as a precaution. Had expanders put in immediately after the first surgery then after time had the implants put in and nipple...

I found a lump in my left breast when I was almost eight months pregnant. Had test done and nothing showed. Went back for my follow up after baby was born and their it was Breast Cancer!!! 31 years old just gave birth to my last child and about to get married and now Breast Cancer!!! Had a Bilateral Mysectomy and the cancer was removed with surgery however did chemo as a precaution. Had expanders put in immediately after the first surgery then after time had the implants put in and nipple recomstruction. Been cancer free for 16 months and thanking God daily!!!

Janice Reno Heck
Janice Reno Heck

From the time I was 25 I was told that it was not a question of if, but when. I am not BRCA positive, but so many women, on both sides of my family have had this that were are considered familial. So I was vigilant, I made sure I had the right doctors. I had my mammogram in 09, my Radiologist came out and said, Janice I think you better have this checked. I went to my long time breast specialist who did a biopsy and came back with 'you have DCIS, it's just this little-bitty thing, but...

From the time I was 25 I was told that it was not a question of if, but when. I am not BRCA positive, but so many women, on both sides of my family have had this that were are considered familial. So I was vigilant, I made sure I had the right doctors. I had my mammogram in 09, my Radiologist came out and said, Janice I think you better have this checked. I went to my long time breast specialist who did a biopsy and came back with 'you have DCIS, it's just this little-bitty thing, but we need to do an excisional'. They couldn't get clean margins and next I'm hearing I need a mastectomy. How did I go from itty bitty to mastectomy?. She got angry with me; I was asking to many questions. I fired her & found an amazing doctor. She performed the surgery; she found that my breast was 50% involved with DCIS and I also had invasive cancer. I'm 4 years out now, but watched closely.
Be vigilant, ask questions, don't be afraid to change doctors to get the best care...YOU deserve it!

Paula Cahill
Paula Cahill

I just got my new boob! so nice to look down and see a breast there again after 3 years, farewell Fancy Nancy, my prothesis; thank you to my wonderful husband, family and friends; thank you to the nurses, doctors, researchers, health professionals and fundraisers; love, health and peace to everyone touched by this crappy disease. keep up the fight so our daughters can be free.

Phyllis Rooney
Phyllis Rooney

10 years this year we lost our mum to breast cancer, then dad was diagnosed under 3 years later with breast cancer! Share this post and get a bit of pink in your life for the right reason!! X

Sadie Rosina Elizabeth Hawthorne

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Nov. 2011. They also found I had 2 other cancers so I had radical Chemotherapy 2 of. and 2 lots of Radiotherapy. I am on Herceptin and Tamoxifen but I am fighting on.

Ross Hathaway
Ross Hathaway

Check out the possibility of using Tibetan medicine: http://www.men-tsee-khang.org/dept/clinical/cancer.htm

Sally Voges
Sally Voges

My daughter had breast cancer -Had chemo etc.Has been clear for 13 years now --PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS HEALING MERCY

Rhonda Vargas
Rhonda Vargas

I was diagnosed with breast cancer dec. 10, 2011 at the age of 45. Just 3 short months later my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer.Our friends rallied around us, cooking meals and showing support.I know participate in Relay for Life..my way of fighting back.Remember to love the people in your life , everyday! ! Take one day at a time..it will get better!! There is Hope ..hugs

Brenda K. Rankin
Brenda K. Rankin

In memory of Julianne Rankin and U'Landa Danzy-my sisters, best friends and beacons of the family. Both of them died of Breast Cancer but never allowed it to keep them from adorning their FAITH IN GOD! They were anchored in God and were always positive. Julianne died October 31, 1987 - the Greatest Teacher ever (JCES-Fayette, MS) and Ulanda died March 4, 2012 - the most outstanding Alcornite ever (loved her job in the Registrar's office at ASU). She loved everyone she came in contact...

In memory of Julianne Rankin and U'Landa Danzy-my sisters, best friends and beacons of the family. Both of them died of Breast Cancer but never allowed it to keep them from adorning their FAITH IN GOD! They were anchored in God and were always positive. Julianne died October 31, 1987 - the Greatest Teacher ever (JCES-Fayette, MS) and Ulanda died March 4, 2012 - the most outstanding Alcornite ever (loved her job in the Registrar's office at ASU). She loved everyone she came in contact with and ASU Students and faculty was her purpose for going to work each day. R.I.P. sisters - we love you. Your Family

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