Ok now I'm really scared. To start off, I did sign the cause. In 2005 I found a lump, got a mamo followed by an altra sound with a follow up with my doctor. She said density. In 2005 the same thing but she said density with cysts. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. All the same thing, "it's nothing but tissue density with possible cysts". why possible I ask," because of the density we can't see all of your tissue" I'm told. "Don't worry so much, your fine". Well my mother had breast cancer...
Ok now I'm really scared. To start off, I did sign the cause. In 2005 I found a lump, got a mamo followed by an altra sound with a follow up with my doctor. She said density. In 2005 the same thing but she said density with cysts. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. All the same thing, "it's nothing but tissue density with possible cysts". why possible I ask," because of the density we can't see all of your tissue" I'm told. "Don't worry so much, your fine". Well my mother had breast cancer so I always worried. On Easter day 2011 I felt a lump so big it felt like a gulf ball. I told my family, this time I'm doing it different, I'm going right to an oncologist and skipping the GYN. He sent me for a mammo followed by an altra sound, he thought there was good cause for a biopsy. A week later I'm diagnosed with stage 3B breast cancer. 5 centermeters big. Doctor said that for it to be so big it had to be growing for 8 to 10 years. was I missed diagnosed all this time I asked. Yes, he said. How I ask when I have had a mammo every 2 years since I was 21 than every year since 2005? He tells me that breast density is often the cause for this. most doctors don't feel they have to look for further reasons for the lump. So my advice is if you fine a lump and they do a mammo and an altra sound than there's enough reason to get a biopsy. I went through a lumpectomy which took about 1/3 of my breast, 7 months of chemo, (the Anderson Method), 7 weeks of radiation daily and now 5 years of chemo pills. I couldn't get support no where, not finachially anyhow. I couldn't even find anyplace that would help me borrow a wheelchair because I was to weak to walk any distance on my own.
The only support I was offered was group councelling. No thank you but can you help me get this bill payed? No sorry is what I was always told. Anyway, I can't imagine what it would be like to get it back because if there's no research or not enough that would pretty much make me a statistic wouldn't it?
So on that note, I'm in for whatever it is we need to do to cause an awareness to raise more money for stage 4 breast cancer. Your friend in suffering, Cora Lillemon.
Thank you Dee, and I know your there. I know if I were to pick up the phone you would be on the other end. Love you too. :)
PRAYER CHANGES ALL THINGS AMEN' LET US TOGETHER PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
It will not let me sign the petition.
Dear Carmen, I have had some folks tell me that they had trouble signing and then realized they were not using the same facebook name, please try again as every signature matters. Thank you!
My dear wife is a survivor by Gods grace. Fortunately, she had it diagnosed and treated in stage 1 and is in great shape, Thanks to the good doctors and her sister surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital NY.
Thats great news Nick, I too am a surviver by Gods grace
my mother survived breast and so did my granny why can't everybody elese.
Dear Katelyn, as the petition states, roughly 30 % percent of women's cancer comes back within 2 years after therapy, the immune system cannot endure the lethal drugs they give us during treatment, our genes mutate and morph into something more aggressive-and if your mother and grandmother had it then you just might want to get a BCRA test to make sure you are not next! Get informed, be proactive! God Bless!
Diagnosed with Stage IV IBC in March of 2005 with lung mets and later brain mets. Still here because of many things - research being one and we need more and funding for it!
Dear Friends only more 39 day's to be left hurry up sign and invite your friends also to sign this.......help us to reach our goal.http://www.causes.com/actions/1730991-ban-jamaat-e-islami-from-bangladeshi-politics?ctm=recommended_activities.
My Son died of Prostate Cancer and my daughter in law has stage four breast cance. We are a very sad family,
I've known so many people with cancer and some haven't survived, like my father who passed away at the young age of 50 to an intestinal sarcoma after surviving ten years from pancreatic cancer. My condolences to you Mr. Witt your in my prayers
Won't let me sign either! I tried....
Please try again Linda, this petition is a busy one so someone may have been trying to sign at same time you were. Thank you for caring!
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I totally support breast cancer my sister lost both breast and part of her lipoids she is still her with us God BLESS ALL OF YOU OUT THERE WITH CANCER I'LL PARY FOR ALL OF YOU PLEASE GET INVOLVE IT IS THE BEST CAUSE IN THE WOULD.