I think that most of us know that this month is breast cancer awareness month. I had a co-worker that passed away from cancer a few years ago. We worked together while she was going through the treatments, and then she was in remission, she decided to move to Florida and start a new career. The cancer came back after approximately 3 years and she passed away. She was in her mid 50’s.
This past weekend, I found out that my grandmother has breast cancer. I knew she found a lump on her breast, and I knew she had an appointment several weeks ago to get them removed. I hadn’t heard anything since. Come to find out, when they went in, they ended up taking out 20+ lymphnodes and 3 of them were cancerous. She has an appointment today to see what options she has for treatment.
This is something that I think has unfortunately hit many families. I beg that everyone do a self-examination and get their mammograms on a regular basis.