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Breast Cancer Awareness Group

The Breast Cancer Awareness Group is a support group for everyone affected by breast cancer. Share your story and let us know how you are helping to fight breast cancer.

  • Major...

    I found my own breast lump and had a mammogram on 07/14 and two days learned that I had cancer.  By the end of the week I learned that it was Triple Negative Breast Cancer,  August 1 I started five months of chemo which will be followed by surgery.  I will end up having a double mastectomy .  I lost my father to Alzheimer's three months back and have a mother who is in very bad health.  She is worried as are my husband and daughters.  Chemo has has not been horrible and for that I am thankful.  It was caught early and chemo is the best and most effective treatment for TNBC.  I plan to be a survivor!

    by MajorsTrouble on 1:14PM on Aug. 16
  • emmyg...

     My name is Angie-  I am also a breast cancer survivor. My diagnosis came out of the blue-no pain, no lumps. It was an annual mamogram that found it.  I had been going every year since I was 40 and at 46 it just happened. Turned out it was also in my lymph nodes-so I had a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, tamoxafin and femara.  Chemo took a toll on me physically.  I also have the neuropathy, weaker hair, chemo brain.  Not a day goes by that I dont worry it will come back.  If I get a headache I worry it is a brain tumor, a sore throat-throat cancer, a bruise is leukemia. I see a therapist specializing in cancer survivors now that is helping me.  I was diagnosed in 1999 and have been cancer free since 2000. 

    by emmygirl31 on 1:13AM on Feb. 18
  • teres...

    I'm Teresa 37 years old mother if 3, divorced and still single. I am currently fighting breast cancer I've had for almost a year in December. The scariest hardest year of my life, am so thankful to still be alive. I was at stage 4 Inflamatory Breast Cancer. I still have it no mastectomy will be done since it has spread to my bones. Originally had spread to my brain and spine but within a month or 2 my chemo with Gods help got rid of it for now, who's to say it won't come back, only God knows that. I have a head and chest port implanted so my infusion would be easier to take monthly. I went for so meta bone chemo today it was not bad at all, I just hope and pray not to get the nercrosis associated with the bone chemo zometa. Chemo/cancer suck we all know that, I'm just wondering why millions of women are suffering with this disease, now in the 21st century?? Jmo. Only God knows why. I just want it to go away!

    by teresaonline on 2:32AM on Oct. 18
  • shade...

     im 47, and a  2-time survivor...wishing you many years of good health Quoting millsmom33: I was 45 in June of 2011 when I found a lump in my left breast.  I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in August.  Started chemo right away, had a lumpectomy in Nov, continued chemo.  Had radiation in April/May 2012, then more chemo.  I finished my last dose of herceptin in August of 2012.  I'm a survivor!!  God is so good!!  

    by shadenn766 on 2:43PM on Sep. 11
  • shade...

    best wishes and good health to you always . ..take care  Quoting Dolphinz:     I've come a long way since being diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer on 02-15-2013.  It was an absolute miracle that it was even found since I had NO symptoms at all and it doesn't run on either side of my family.   I had a full time job and worked any where from 40-60hrs a week. It was an office type of job yet a production type of job at the same time (although they didn't tell any of us about the production part until after we'd been there for a year or so). It was December 4th, 2012. I was on a break and was walking from the break room to the kitchen area to throw something away. Somehow I managed to slip on the tile floor inbetween the two rooms. I didn't fall down, I caught myself. I was in a lot of pain, but managed to finish working the rest of the day. I did tell a supervisor about it and he said he'd ask around and see if anyone else was having issues with the floor. It was raining that day and there weren't any caution wet floor signs out.   The next day I was in worse pain and thought if I took the day off and rested I would be okay. I had hurt my back and my right hip pretty bad with the way I moved to catch myself to keep me from falling down. I was wrong, by the second day, I couldn't roll myself over to get out of bed. I knew something had to be seriously wrong with me. Something more than just a pulled or strained muscle. I called out of work again and called my mom and asked her to please come pick me up and take me to the ER ( I didn't have insurance cause I didn't make enough money to be able to afford our company insurance). She took me to local ER. They didn't do much in the way of helping me, told me it was just a pulled muscle and it would take time to heal. Gave me a prescription for some pain meds and sent me on my way.   Needless to say the pain NEVER got better. It just got progressively worse. I went back to the same ER and a few outpatient clinics over the next month and a half. They ALL kept saying the same thing. It's just a pulled muscle. They wouldn't run tests, take x-rays or do any blood work on me. By mid January of 2013, I lost my job over me having issues with my back. By February, I had become an invalid. Totally unable to get out of bed even to go to the bathroom or if I managed to scream through the excruciating pain, to stand up to walk to the bathroom, I was suddenly having accidents (incontinence issues) before I could get any where close to the bathroom.   I lived with roommates at the time who both worked full time jobs too. Late in the evening on February, 14th they had called an ambulance for me. I went to a different hospital that was just as close to where we lived as the first hospital I went to. I spent several hours in the ER. Waiting and waiting and waiting for test results. They did all kinds of X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, blood work and urine analysis.   By this time it had rolled over to a new day, February 15, 2013. I will NEVER forget the ER doctor coming into the room I was in to tell me it was cancer and was most likely breast cancer. I've come along way since I was first diagnosed and since the first night I came home from the hospital. I still struggle with knowing I'm going to be disabled for the rest of my life, but it's better to be disabled than not being here at all. I just turned 41 earlier this month and I've made it past 6 months since I've been diagnosed. That in itself is a huge accomplishment to me. :)  

    by shadenn766 on 2:20PM on Sep. 11
  • alexi...

    My mother is a survior and hers was caught early 4 years ago.I was tested for the breast cancer gene and had it.I decided to have both breasts removed having the breast reconstruction surgery done.

    by alexisb3 on 12:57PM on Sep. 1
  • Dolph...

        I've come a long way since being diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer on 02-15-2013.  It was an absolute miracle that it was even found since I had NO symptoms at all and it doesn't run on either side of my family.   I had a full time job and worked any where from 40-60hrs a week. It was an office type of job yet a production type of job at the same time (although they didn't tell any of us about the production part until after we'd been there for a year or so). It was December 4th, 2012. I was on a break and was walking from the break room to the kitchen area to throw something away. Somehow I managed to slip on the tile floor inbetween the two rooms. I didn't fall down, I caught myself. I was in a lot of pain, but managed to finish working the rest of the day. I did tell a supervisor about it and he said he'd ask around and see if anyone else was having issues with the floor. It was raining that day and there weren't any caution wet floor signs out.   The next day I was in worse pain and thought if I took the day off and rested I would be okay. I had hurt my back and my right hip pretty bad with the way I moved to catch myself to keep me from falling down. I was wrong, by the second day, I couldn't roll myself over to get out of bed. I knew something had to be seriously wrong with me. Something more than just a pulled or strained muscle. I called out of work again and called my mom and asked her to please come pick me up and take me to the ER ( I didn't have insurance cause I didn't make enough money to be able to afford our company insurance). She took me to local ER. They didn't do much in the way of helping me, told me it was just a pulled muscle and it would take time to heal. Gave me a prescription for some pain meds and sent me on my way.   Needless to say the pain NEVER got better. It just got progressively worse. I went back to the same ER and a few outpatient clinics over the next month and a half. They ALL kept saying the same thing. It's just a pulled muscle. They wouldn't run tests, take x-rays or do any blood work on me. By mid January of 2013, I lost my job over me having issues with my back. By February, I had become an invalid. Totally unable to get out of bed even to go to the bathroom or if I managed to scream through the excruciating pain, to stand up to walk to the bathroom, I was suddenly having accidents (incontinence issues) before I could get any where close to the bathroom.   I lived with roommates at the time who both worked full time jobs too. Late in the evening on February, 14th they had called an ambulance for me. I went to a different hospital that was just as close to where we lived as the first hospital I went to. I spent several hours in the ER. Waiting and waiting and waiting for test results. They did all kinds of X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, blood work and urine analysis.   By this time it had rolled over to a new day, February 15, 2013. I will NEVER forget the ER doctor coming into the room I was in to tell me it was cancer and was most likely breast cancer. I've come along way since I was first diagnosed and since the first night I came home from the hospital. I still struggle with knowing I'm going to be disabled for the rest of my life, but it's better to be disabled than not being here at all. I just turned 41 earlier this month and I've made it past 6 months since I've been diagnosed. That in itself is a huge accomplishment to me. :)

    by Dolphinz on 9:31PM on Aug. 29
  • mills...

    I was 45 in June of 2011 when I found a lump in my left breast.  I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in August.  Started chemo right away, had a lumpectomy in Nov, continued chemo.  Had radiation in April/May 2012, then more chemo.  I finished my last dose of herceptin in August of 2012.  I'm a survivor!!  God is so good!!

    by millsmom33 on 2:09PM on Aug. 2
  • TinaN...

    My grandmother died at 31 from BC. I have 3 cousins who had BC in their 40s- one of which died. I was diagnosed with DCIS, LCIS, and ILC breast cancer in may. I also found out that I have a brca2 mutation. I had a double mastectomy last month with reconstruction started. I also need to start tamoxifen after I heal from surgery. Thankfully it is stage one so no chemo or radiation. The reconstruction part takes a long time and is very miserable/painful.

    by TinaNicu on 7:52AM on Jul. 11
  • maria...

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    by mariamom80538 on 6:07PM on Jun. 7
  • maria...

    VISIT: http://togetherwefightcancer.org/index.html

    by mariamom80538 on 6:04PM on Jun. 7
  • MOMOF...

    I AM A 2 TIME CANCER SUSRVIVOR.  IN 2001 I OVERCAME OVARIAN CANCER.  IN OCTOBER OF THIS LAST YEAR I HAS A MAMAGRAM AND 2 WEEKS LATER LOST MY LEFT BREAST DUE TO BREAST CANCER.

    by MOMOFLOTS12 on 8:26PM on May. 4
  • Bmat

    You have been through very trying times. ((gentle hugs))  Speaking of hugs, the main advice I have it to hug your wonderful husband for sticking by you. When I had the rough time physically, my doctor said that not all husbands would stay around and that I (and you JAYEDEEN) have special husbands. Do keep up with yourself medically, make sure you aren't anemic, and get regular physicals to make sure that you hormones are all working properly- no thyroid problem, for example. If you feel that you are tired all the time and can't explain it, then tell your doctor, you may have depression. Quoting JAYEDEEN: In June of 2009 my mother lost her kidney to cancer. On July 27,2009 my dad lost his life to cancer. On July 28, 2009 I had breast cancer surgery which consisted of two lumpectomies after finding cancer in my left breast and atypical cells in my right breast. Two weeks later my brother died of a heart attack at age 49. I went thru 33 rounds of radiation treatments in October 2009. My older sister had been thru breast cancer years ago and my mother went thru a lumpectomy this last year for abnormal cells. I am still dealing with radiation burns from three years ago and now I have found a lump. I am still trying to deal with my mom having cancer, my dad dying of cancer the following month, my breast cancer surgery the day after he died, my brother dying two weeks later, 33 rounds of radiation and three years later I still have third degree burns on my chest. I can't do this again. My mind is saying I can't handle it emotionally and having been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as a result of the radiation treatments my physical body just can't face anymore "medical" help. I am 55, married to the same wonderful man for almost 40 years, we have 7 grown children and we have a 14 yr old granddaughter we have been raising since she was 4 months old. I struggle thru each day. Has anyone been thru this kind of loss and struggle and if so, any words of wisdom for me???

    by Bmat on 12:47PM on Dec. 16
  • Bmat

    I am so sorry. Quoting Ellierobbymolly: I lost one of my very dearest friends, Bobbie, after her 10 year battle with breast cancer a month ago. She has a husband and twin 10 year old sons. I miss her every day, she fought as hard as a human can, treated as aggressively as possible, and still lost the battle. a few weeks before she died she still had hopes of seeing her boys graduate from college -- how far from it and how unfair!

    by Bmat on 12:40PM on Dec. 16
  • Bmat

    I hope all is well with you now. Good for you for helping another woman. Quoting blueeyes06: I was diagnosis last year with Breast Cancer. I have been talking to women about getting there annual Mamagram. I was able to send one women and she is fine.

    by Bmat on 12:40PM on Dec. 16
  • Ellie...

    I lost one of my very dearest friends, Bobbie, after her 10 year battle with breast cancer a month ago. She has a husband and twin 10 year old sons. I miss her every day, she fought as hard as a human can, treated as aggressively as possible, and still lost the battle. a few weeks before she died she still had hopes of seeing her boys graduate from college -- how far from it and how unfair!

    by Ellierobbymolly on 8:04PM on Nov. 4
  • phoeb...

    Hello my name is Charla Harrison and I am an Avon Representative. I am holding an online event in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer and their families. The promo code is breastcancer223

    by phoebe37texas on 10:28AM on Oct. 29
  • JAYED...

    In June of 2009 my mother lost her kidney to cancer. On July 27,2009 my dad lost his life to cancer. On July 28, 2009 I had breast cancer surgery which consisted of two lumpectomies after finding cancer in my left breast and atypical cells in my right breast. Two weeks later my brother died of a heart attack at age 49. I went thru 33 rounds of radiation treatments in October 2009. My older sister had been thru breast cancer years ago and my mother went thru a lumpectomy this last year for abnormal cells. I am still dealing with radiation burns from three years ago and now I have found a lump. I am still trying to deal with my mom having cancer, my dad dying of cancer the following month, my breast cancer surgery the day after he died, my brother dying two weeks later, 33 rounds of radiation and three years later I still have third degree burns on my chest. I can't do this again. My mind is saying I can't handle it emotionally and having been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as a result of the radiation treatments my physical body just can't face anymore "medical" help. I am 55, married to the same wonderful man for almost 40 years, we have 7 grown children and we have a 14 yr old granddaughter we have been raising since she was 4 months old. I struggle thru each day. Has anyone been thru this kind of loss and struggle and if so, any words of wisdom for me???

    by JAYEDEEN on 2:10AM on Oct. 29
  • Jocon...

    Get knowledge about Cancercare - http://www.cancercareweb.com/

    by Joconrad on 8:26AM on Oct. 26
  • bluee...

    I was diagnosis last year with Breast Cancer. I have been talking to women about getting there annual Mamagram. I was able to send one women and she is fine.

    by blueeyes06 on 6:19PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    I hope for a full recovery for her! Quoting Bmat: I'll include her in my prayers. Quoting Kmakksmom: My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.

    by Kainalu55 on 5:59PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    These stories are so sad!  So many people are affected.  I truly hope for a cure!  Not only for Breast Cancer, but for ALL Cancers!

    by Kainalu55 on 5:58PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    that is wonderful! Quoting mickstinator: Thankfully, I have had little first-hand involvement with a family member or friend having breast cancer, although my grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. She had a double mastectomy before I knew her. She lived to her early 90s, decades after diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. I was always very proud of the fight in her. 

    by Kainalu55 on 5:57PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    I hope for a FULL recovery for you!  Take Care... Quoting babyboomer1977: I was diagnosed with carcinoma breast cancer !   I had to have a lumpy surgery on the 22nd of 2011 and than on January 30th I had my lphnoyds removed and It has been very hard on my husband and son! As for me! I stayed positive in a good way the whole time!  My husband has been very good at taking care of me even though he had to get himself laid off from his work for a long time to take care of me! He took me to all my doctors appoitments and my chemo appointments too! But the hardest thing that we have gone through is struggling to pay our utility bills on time! And we had to the the local food bank people deliver food to our house one time because we where so low on food !  I started my chemo therapy in febuary of this year and I finished my chemo therapy on may 24th on my husbands and my 19th anniversary which we never got to celebrate ! I Started my radiation therapy in the last week of June and finished in August of this year! And I have been doing good so far! My family and I have had a lot of hard times this year but we are still together! The only thing is I found out that the hormone pills that I have to take make my hot flashes make me feel like that I am burning up and they also create to much pain for me! But other than that! I am doing good so far!

    by Kainalu55 on 5:57PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    it's great that they are helping!  and so are you by eating there :-) Quoting mrswillie: Our local family owned restaurant sells pink desserts in October. It is usually desserts with meringue or cheesecake. 1/2 the cost gost to finding a cure. We eat there often.

    by Kainalu55 on 5:55PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    A classmate of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years ago, she was in her 20's at the time.

    by Kainalu55 on 5:55PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    My hubby's grandmother is a survivor!

    by Kainalu55 on 5:54PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    that is great news! Quoting datssumsheet: two of my aunt's are breast cancer survivors :)  One has been cancer free almost 5 years and the other almost 2 years :)

    by Kainalu55 on 5:54PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    I am so sorry to hear that! Quoting Frannylove12: My big sister(of 2 years) from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program was a lovely woman very dear to me. She was truly like a big sister and I loved her as such. Dont recall when she was diagnosed, but tried her best to keep me from knowing the whole story. She just told me she had it but it would be removed and be fine. A month later I discovered she was gone by simply picking up the daily paper that morning. I was crushed. I miss her! Always and forever love my big sister Monica Gotz. <3

    by Kainalu55 on 5:52PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    So sad, I sure hope she keeps fighting and is able to get through it! Quoting NearSeattleMom: A close friend of mine who has three young kids was diagnosed last year.  She's only in her thirties.  It's been a long year of treatment.  A bunch of us have done our best to be supportive to her.

    by Kainalu55 on 5:52PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    wow!  so sad she had to go through it twice Quoting gacgbaker: My husbands cousin has fought cancer twice- an amazing woman!

    by Kainalu55 on 5:50PM on Oct. 25
  • Kaina...

    i'm glad to hear she is a survivor! Quoting 4kidz916: My mother is a breast cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed in 1985, had a masectomy, took chemo, and has been cancer free ever since.  She's had a few scares over the years from things showing up on her mammograms but they've turned out to be nothing. 

    by Kainalu55 on 5:47PM on Oct. 25
  • Bmat

    Very sad stories. :( Quoting LancesMom: I just remembered two stories, of friends of mine whom I worked with years and years ago. A teacher my son had in second grade lost his wife to cancer leaving him with 4 young kids. He is such a strong man but it was so sad to watch him go through this. I also lost a friend I worked next to for many yrs from breast cancer. She was so young a funny. The greatest sense of humor though out the cancer but it came back and finally took her from us.

    by Bmat on 4:25PM on Oct. 25
  • gacgb...

    My husbands cousin has fought cancer twice- an amazing woman!

    by gacgbaker on 4:07PM on Oct. 25
  • amonk...

     My family has been lucky that we've not been touched by breast cancer (knock on wood) though there have been other cancers in the family which have metastisized into various other areas of the body, including the breasts. I did have a physical therapist share her experience with me once though.  She was in recovery and doing vey well. 

    by amonkeymom on 2:03PM on Oct. 25
  • itsbl...

     Awww, that's gotta be tough. I hope it doesn't come back either. Quoting LancesMom: I will too! Hugs! Quoting Bmat: I'll include her in my prayers. Quoting Kmakksmom: My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.  

    by itsblissmas on 1:05PM on Oct. 25
  • Lance...

    I just remembered two stories, of friends of mine whom I worked with years and years ago. A teacher my son had in second grade lost his wife to cancer leaving him with 4 young kids. He is such a strong man but it was so sad to watch him go through this. I also lost a friend I worked next to for many yrs from breast cancer. She was so young a funny. The greatest sense of humor though out the cancer but it came back and finally took her from us.

    by LancesMom on 12:59PM on Oct. 25
  • Lance...

    Hugs! I am sorry for his loss. Quoting Bmat: I am sorry.  Very sad. Quoting KristinRox: My husbands grandmother was a wonderfully sweet woman. She died of breast cancer about 5 years ago. It was a sad day for everyone who knew her. 

    by LancesMom on 12:56PM on Oct. 25
  • Lance...

    I will too! Hugs! Quoting Bmat: I'll include her in my prayers. Quoting Kmakksmom: My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.

    by LancesMom on 12:55PM on Oct. 25
  • Cafe ...

    Wow - 5 is a lot. I'm so glad they survived! Quoting Sisteract: I am a nurse working in a large Nicu- one year we had 5 nurses who contracted and survived BC- over the years, many dozen have been affected.

    by Cafe Beth on 12:53PM on Oct. 25
  • LuLuR...

    My friend is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed when she was 26 years old and had a 2 year old son. She is such an inspiration!

    by LuLuRex on 4:39PM on Oct. 24
  • Linda...

    I am battling stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to my spine, liver and hip. I've been in and out of the hospital due to bad side effects to different chemos. I've had at least 5 different chemos and radiation. Am on Xeloda right now and about the only side effect so far is tiredness. I've had an ulcer problem as well, Had my 3rd EGD last week and the ulcer is 95% gone! yay! I;ve ha Vertebroplasty where they inject a cement into your spine to strengthen fractures. That was fun! My last trip to the hospital was a month long. I had an infection due to the port I had. I pretty much lost all the vitamins/minerals in my body.. So they removed the port after 2 weeks of tests to figure out what was wrong with me. Also implanted a Pic-line so I'd have enough IV lines! Except for the vertebroplasty and EGD, I've pretty much just seen the oncologist this past month, so am doing better! Lost the use of my legs, too, so have had to work on strengthening them as well, but making progress, Was diagnosed May 2010, so it's been kind of a long journey, but I'm battling on. This is my updated story! :)

    by LindaBRooks on 1:57PM on Oct. 24
  • NearS...

    A close friend of mine who has three young kids was diagnosed last year.  She's only in her thirties.  It's been a long year of treatment.  A bunch of us have done our best to be supportive to her.

    by NearSeattleMom on 1:20PM on Oct. 24
  • dusky...

    I wish I had a story to share (that sounds wrong). My mom had a lump in her breast, but it wasn't cancer, thankfully! I need to get on top of getting mammograms regularly again.

    by dusky_rose on 5:27PM on Oct. 23
  • Kmakk...

    Thank you so much! Quoting Bmat: I'll include her in my prayers. Quoting Kmakksmom: My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.

    by Kmakksmom on 2:25PM on Oct. 23
  • Lance...

    In a way I have been lucky. No one in my family has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Although a lot of my family has passed early due to heart disease, so maybe it is something not found at a younger age, in my family. I do get my yearly mammograms though. Just in case!

    by LancesMom on 1:52PM on Oct. 23
  • count...

    Quoting gacgbaker: My grandmother had breast cancer a few years ago- I think bringing awareness to it and talking with friends to make sure we all get our regular exams is one of the most important things we can do.   I agree!  Everything I have heard says that early detection is the key. 

    by countrygirlkat on 12:42PM on Oct. 23
  • Bob19...

    I can not imagine the pain in loosing someone to breast cancer.  My thoughts are with all of you!!

    by Bob192 on 11:57AM on Oct. 23
  • Bmat

    I am sorry.  Very sad. Quoting KristinRox: My husbands grandmother was a wonderfully sweet woman. She died of breast cancer about 5 years ago. It was a sad day for everyone who knew her. 

    by Bmat on 11:11AM on Oct. 23
  • Bmat

    I'll include her in my prayers. Quoting Kmakksmom: My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.

    by Bmat on 11:10AM on Oct. 23
  • bamab...

     It's good to hear that you're doing okay since your treatments. ((HUGS)) Quoting babyboomer1977: I was diagnosed with carcinoma breast cancer !   I had to have a lumpy surgery on the 22nd of 2011 and than on January 30th I had my lphnoyds removed and It has been very hard on my husband and son! As for me! I stayed positive in a good way the whole time!  My husband has been very good at taking care of me even though he had to get himself laid off from his work for a long time to take care of me! He took me to all my doctors appoitments and my chemo appointments too! But the hardest thing that we have gone through is struggling to pay our utility bills on time! And we had to the the local food bank people deliver food to our house one time because we where so low on food !  I started my chemo therapy in febuary of this year and I finished my chemo therapy on may 24th on my husbands and my 19th anniversary which we never got to celebrate ! I Started my radiation therapy in the last week of June and finished in August of this year! And I have been doing good so far! My family and I have had a lot of hard times this year but we are still together! The only thing is I found out that the hormone pills that I have to take make my hot flashes make me feel like that I am burning up and they also create to much pain for me! But other than that! I am doing good so far!  

    by bamababe1975 on 10:29AM on Oct. 23
  • bamab...

     I donate to the American Cancer Society since that helps with all cancers. Breast cancer doesn't run in my family but other kinds do.

    by bamababe1975 on 10:27AM on Oct. 23
  • carol...

      Quoting futuremom2b: Four months ago I lost my aunt to breast cancer. She was the closest thing to me after my mom died. She found out two months after my wedding in 2009 and two days before her house burned down. During her battle she was fired as a Elementary teacher in which she taught for over 20+ yrs. In May we took her to the doctor for pain in her legs and she was put in the hospital. There she developed a hole in her intestines and had to be cut open but she continued to fight. On June 7 she chose to go on. This month is very sensitive to me. I go thru so much and she was always there to help me and talk to me. The blessing for me was when she said, "It was getting harder to fight" but to know she fought for us lets me know that cancer did not defeat her.  

    by carolina_gal on 8:33AM on Oct. 23
  • carol...

     Thank you all for sharing your stories. Although my immediate family has not been affected, a few of us have had scares. We are thankful that so much research is going into curing this disease.  

    by carolina_gal on 8:33AM on Oct. 23
  • mrswi...

    Our local family owned restaurant sells pink desserts in October. It is usually desserts with meringue or cheesecake. 1/2 the cost gost to finding a cure. We eat there often.

    by mrswillie on 6:40AM on Oct. 23
  • Siste...

    I know that this is BC awareness month and many have been affected, but sometimes I think other CAs are treated as second class citizens when it comes to donations and awareness- particularly lung cancer, which affects many women as well.

    by Sisteract on 6:12PM on Oct. 22
  • Kaina...

    Although no one in my immediate family has had breast cancer, many in my family have been diagnosed with other forms of Cancer.  Not a day goes by that I don't wish for a cure.

    by Kainalu55 on 6:06PM on Oct. 22
  • Madel...

    Very inspiring stories!

    by Madelaine on 5:38PM on Oct. 22
  • gacgb...

    My grandmother had breast cancer a few years ago- I think bringing awareness to it and talking with friends to make sure we all get our regular exams is one of the most important things we can do.  

    by gacgbaker on 4:16PM on Oct. 22
  • count...

    Quoting copperswifey: I have been donating to breast cancer research. I just bought one of the mom's at my school that is fighting breast cancer a gift card so she doesn't have to cook. I know she gets very tired and it's hard for her taking care of her 4 year old. I wear a bracelet that I never take off that says "No one ever fights alone!" I hope to be able to do a lot more in the upcoming years to help. :) Where did you get the bracelet?  I would love to get one to wear too!

    by countrygirlkat on 2:24PM on Oct. 22
  • Reina...

    My sons physical therapist was diagnosed a few years ago. She had a double mastectomy. She is currently in remission and living life to the fullest.

    by Reina13 on 12:14PM on Oct. 22
  • itsbl...

    I know people who have been affected by other types of cancer but I honestly can't say I know anyone who has been affected by this type of cancer. It's scary regardless of which one you have though.

    by itsblissmas on 11:09AM on Oct. 22
  • Bmama...

    Two days ago, my Aunt had both her breast removed.

    by Bmama1 on 10:46AM on Oct. 22
  • MamaB...

    That's amazing! Quoting MamaCandy79: my great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and beat it.she is 91 and still going strong!

    by MamaBear2cubs on 9:45PM on Oct. 21
  • Krist...

    Thats wonderful that she survived! Glad she seems to be still going strong.  Quoting 4kidz916: My mother is a breast cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed in 1985, had a masectomy, took chemo, and has been cancer free ever since.  She's had a few scares over the years from things showing up on her mammograms but they've turned out to be nothing. 

    by KristinRox on 10:55PM on Oct. 20
  • Krist...

    Thats so sweet of you. Its nice that people like yourself are out there, ready and willing to help those in need.  Quoting copperswifey: I have been donating to breast cancer research. I just bought one of the mom's at my school that is fighting breast cancer a gift card so she doesn't have to cook. I know she gets very tired and it's hard for her taking care of her 4 year old. I wear a bracelet that I never take off that says "No one ever fights alone!" I hope to be able to do a lot more in the upcoming years to help. :)

    by KristinRox on 10:52PM on Oct. 20
  • Krist...

    Awww what a sad thing to read about. Its crazy how fast she was gone. ((big hugs)) Quoting Frannylove12: My big sister(of 2 years) from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program was a lovely woman very dear to me. She was truly like a big sister and I loved her as such. Dont recall when she was diagnosed, but tried her best to keep me from knowing the whole story. She just told me she had it but it would be removed and be fine. A month later I discovered she was gone by simply picking up the daily paper that morning. I was crushed. I miss her! Always and forever love my big sister Monica Gotz. <3

    by KristinRox on 10:51PM on Oct. 20
  • Krist...

    My husbands grandmother was a wonderfully sweet woman. She died of breast cancer about 5 years ago. It was a sad day for everyone who knew her. 

    by KristinRox on 10:49PM on Oct. 20
  • MamaB...

    Thankfully noone in my immediate family has ever been through this cancer. I had a scare a couple of years back though.

    by MamaBear2cubs on 10:27PM on Oct. 20
  • Frann...

    My big sister(of 2 years) from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program was a lovely woman very dear to me. She was truly like a big sister and I loved her as such. Dont recall when she was diagnosed, but tried her best to keep me from knowing the whole story. She just told me she had it but it would be removed and be fine. A month later I discovered she was gone by simply picking up the daily paper that morning. I was crushed. I miss her! Always and forever love my big sister Monica Gotz. <3

    by Frannylove12 on 10:10PM on Oct. 20
  • datss...

    two of my aunt's are breast cancer survivors :)  One has been cancer free almost 5 years and the other almost 2 years :)

    by datssumsheet on 6:10PM on Oct. 20
  • Rushn...

    I know my neighbor's aunts had it and survived it! I would love to do a walk once.

    by Rushn311 on 2:37PM on Oct. 20
  • count...

    Quoting lenoxclan: My mil went through Breast Cancer last yr. I am happy to say she is cancer free and doing well as of now! That is wonderful!  It is great to see inspiring stories where it has been conquered. 

    by countrygirlkat on 11:48AM on Oct. 20
  • coppe...

    I have been donating to breast cancer research. I just bought one of the mom's at my school that is fighting breast cancer a gift card so she doesn't have to cook. I know she gets very tired and it's hard for her taking care of her 4 year old. I wear a bracelet that I never take off that says "No one ever fights alone!" I hope to be able to do a lot more in the upcoming years to help. :)

    by copperswifey on 10:13PM on Oct. 19
  • BabyT...

    My grandma had breast cancer and a mastectomy. It all happened before I was born though.

    by BabyTeki on 9:34PM on Oct. 19
  • Madel...

    Great stories!

    by Madelaine on 1:31PM on Oct. 19
  • count...

    Quoting MamaCandy79: my great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and beat it.she is 91 and still going strong! What an inspiration for those facing it now!

    by countrygirlkat on 1:26PM on Oct. 19
  • jessi...

    this runs in my family distant cousins to me

    by jessicasmom1 on 12:27PM on Oct. 19
  • Three...

    I do not (knock on wood) have breast cancer, nor does anyone I know well.  But my thoughts and prayers are with all women (and men!!) out there who are battling this horrible disease! 

    by Threes.Company on 10:08AM on Oct. 19
  • sheen...

     I have several people in my life that had breast cancer. Until April 2011, I had never lost anyone to breast cancer. But I did lose a great friend. She actually had started having back issues and went to the doctor for that and it resulted in the discovery on tumors on her spine and around her brain. The day she went in for surgery is when they discovered that it started out in her breast and had spread to those other areas. I prayed and prayed and had so much faith that she was going to be ok. And I know I, as well as so many others, thought she would beat it. I still remember the night I checked my messages and she had updated everyone that the cancer was back and worse and that there was nothing else that could be done. I cried myself to sleep that night. She had made the decision to go home. She lost her battle not long after. I'm not a very open person and I don't really make friends that easily. This was a very dear friend to me. I still have issues being angry that she is gone. I was her wedding photographer. She started her battle with cancer before her and her husband ever got to have their first wedding anniversary and she died before they got to celebrate her 2nd. She told me, after seeing me with my children and talking about my kids, that if she would've had a mother like me, she would have wanted to have kids. (she was childless by choice) After she got married she told me that TTC was something she was seriously considering. It's not fair that she didn't get to.

    by sheena696 on 9:45AM on Oct. 19
  • nates...

    I honestly have never known anyone who has had breast cancer. My friend just finished chemo for Ovarian Cancer.

    by natesmom1228 on 9:35AM on Oct. 19
  • futur...

    Four months ago I lost my aunt to breast cancer. She was the closest thing to me after my mom died. She found out two months after my wedding in 2009 and two days before her house burned down. During her battle she was fired as a Elementary teacher in which she taught for over 20+ yrs. In May we took her to the doctor for pain in her legs and she was put in the hospital. There she developed a hole in her intestines and had to be cut open but she continued to fight. On June 7 she chose to go on. This month is very sensitive to me. I go thru so much and she was always there to help me and talk to me. The blessing for me was when she said, "It was getting harder to fight" but to know she fought for us lets me know that cancer did not defeat her.

    by futuremom2b on 1:51AM on Oct. 19
  • Kmakk...

    My grandmother had a double masectomy and is now in remission.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her cancer doesn't come back.

    by Kmakksmom on 5:07PM on Oct. 18
  • count...

    My husband's cousin's wife recently passed away from breast cancer leaving him to raise their 4 kids.  She was such a wonderful woman and we all miss her very much. 

    by countrygirlkat on 3:31PM on Oct. 18
  • jessi...

    my mother cousin has battled breast cancer many times 

    by jessicasmom1 on 2:40PM on Oct. 18
  • 4kidz...

    That's awesome.  I like to participate in walks but I'm no good at running.  lol Quoting candycrush:  My cousins wife was diagnosed 20 years ago.  She is still with us and fighting.  Doing a Susan G. Komen run this weekend to show my support.

    by 4kidz916 on 1:36PM on Oct. 18
  • tayan...

     I help by spreading the word.  The company I work for donates the sales from our pink ribbon products.  I make sure I promote these products aggressively

    by tayanddyl on 12:34PM on Oct. 18
  • Kayla...

    Ive never had breat cancer but i've known plenty of people who have. Its a terrible thing

    by KaylaMillar on 11:57AM on Oct. 18
  • candy...

     My cousins wife was diagnosed 20 years ago.  She is still with us and fighting.  Doing a Susan G. Komen run this weekend to show my support.

    by candycrush on 11:38AM on Oct. 18
  • Olivi...

    My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed when I was in high school. She had to have much of the tissue removed and underwent radiation and then drug therapy for several years after. She has been cancer free for several years. This past summer she had a scare but this time it was her other breast.  Luckily it was nothing.  I donate money to the savethetatas organization every year plus I have purchased items from that website too. 

    by OliviaW. on 10:47AM on Oct. 18
  • slw12...

     I just gave a donation yesterday to a lady who was collecting for breast cancer research.

    by slw123 on 10:25AM on Oct. 18
  • taz19...

    2 aunts have had it as well as my husband's step grandma. Also the wife of a very dear friend. I had my first mammogram a few weeks ago now I am being called in to double check some things.

    by taz1993 on 9:13AM on Oct. 18
  • Tiger...

    My aunt died from breast cancer when I was a little girl.  I remember going to the funeral in the high school gymnasium (she was a math teacher) and how packed it was.   I participate in fundraisers when they come by, and I wear pink and sometimes buy Breast Cancer Awareness items, but I really am not active in the fight against breast cancer, other than teaching my own children as they grow about exams and why you need them.  

    by TigerofMu on 7:20AM on Oct. 18
  • LOswa...

     My maternal grandma died from breast cancer.

    by LOswald0314 on 1:59AM on Oct. 18
  • HiDi

    The Yoplait labels which have been sent the past few years;and, joining in the cause with other like minded,caring individuals!

    by HiDi on 1:22AM on Oct. 18
  • mitsu...

    My mother in law is fighting breast cancer right now. She is in the hospital with an infection in her blood system that has attacked her UA, spleen and kidneys and has caused a clot in her heart. The cancer has spread to her lungs and they found blood around one of her kidneys. They have to stop the blood thinner which os bad because of the clot. I need her to pull through. Even though we have had our moments, she has been more a mother to me then my own.

    by mitsukai127 on 1:13AM on Oct. 18
  • timon...

    Quoting Bmat: Making others I know aware of the importance of exams and mammograms.

    by timon95 on 10:49PM on Oct. 17
  • Leele...

    that is amazing! Quoting MamaCandy79: my great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and beat it.she is 91 and still going strong!

    by Leelee1008 on 10:06PM on Oct. 17
  • TakeT...

    My mother lost her battle with breast cancer on May 27th, 1998. She was 54 years old, and was diagnosed with stage II B Invasive breast cancer four years earlier.  My mother was a victim initially of her own fear, because she found a lump, but was scared to have it checked. About three months after she found the lump, she went to her doctor, who dismissed her concerns, as she was 'young' and her lump was painful. 'Cancer is not painful' he said. My mom left the office that day, happy that her concerns were unfounded. She went ahead and booked a mammogram anyway. The wait list. Twelve months. Because my mom had a friend in the radiology department, she was able to get the mammogram nine months later. It's shameful that it took that long.  The mammogram results came back two weeks later. The lump was suspicious in nature, and required a biopsy. The biopsy took an additional month. Two more weeks pass after the biopsy. The result: cancer.  By now I was so full of anger, but we were all towing the line, listening to the doctors, trapped by the deadly slow speed of the system. It was an additional three months before her biopsy, and a month past that for the mastectomy that took all of her left breast tissue and lymph nodes (several tested positive for cancer). Chemotherapy and radiation followed.  Such a cruel disease. The chemo made her so sick, and the radiation burned her flesh so badly that she had open sores all over her chest and under her arms. Through all this, my mom retained her faith and love for life. She and my dad purchased a nice vehicle and made several road trips, taking in the beauty of the Eastern sea board. (we live in Eastern Canada, so it was a long drive!) It was in 1996, just when we thought mom was going to make it through the nightmare that everything came crashing down. The cancer had spread. A tiny spot on her hip. The radiation began again, but it was an aggressive form of bone cancer. It literally ate through her hip in a matter of months, and she needed a hip replacement on her left side. She recovered from that surgery, but was never able to achieve a very good quality of life after that point. She was in constant pain, and very weak. Her cancer seemed to no longer be spreading, but she was so very tired. The prognosis was not good, but she was not deemed a terminal case at that time.  In March of 1998, when mom started to have trouble speaking, she was sent for an MRI. It revealed that her bone cancer had invaded the base of her spine. A tumor was pressing on her brain stem, and we were given the news that she had a matter of weeks to live.  We celebrated her 54th birthday in April. I remember rocking her 98lb frame as we sang Happy Birthday. She was heavily sedated during those final weeks, but she was very coherent that day and told me she was not afraid to go. I told her I would never be ready, but that I understood how much pain she was in, and that it was ok for her to let go. She held on three more weeks, with her final two essentially in a coma. She woke briefly on her last day, and squeezed my brothers hand. He said, "I love you mom," she was unable to speak in return, but she nodded, closed her eyes, and was gone.  Ladies, trust your instincts, do not be afraid, and be an advocate for your health and for the health of those you love. I wish I had gotten on mom's case when she was in her forties but I was just a teenager and cancer was the last thought in my mind. She should have had a mammogram sooner. Also, get a second opinion. When a lump is found, never take a doctor at their word that 'it's fine because it does not fit the cancer mold' - Get an ultrasound, mammogram, biopsy if needed. Get on the system's case and make it move FASTER!!! 

    by TakeTwo on 9:13PM on Oct. 17
  • Bmat

    Making others I know aware of the importance of exams and mammograms.

    by Bmat on 8:23PM on Oct. 17
  • mommy...

    My mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in June 2008. I was 6 months pregnant at the time and it really stung. They found three spots and she underwent surgery having both breasts removed. She then met with a doctor. She found out that the type she had a bad form but the good news was they got it all removed during surgery. It had not spread to lymph nodes so that was really. She had to undergo bad chemo therapy and lost all her hair.She was almost to tired to come to the hospital when my son was born in September but she made it. She then continued with a drug called Herceptin for the next year. That drug is truly a miracle drug. In June of 2009 she had reconstuction surgery of her breasts. Today she is still cancer free. Im so proud of her and I love her so much. She underwent the gene testing and does not have the gene so thats good news for me and my sister but it still scares me.

    by mommykate4 on 8:19PM on Oct. 17
  • elasm...

    My aunt discovered a lump in her breast, immdiately went to the doctor, and had a mastectomy 3 weeks later. She was an amazing woman, lived another 56 years. We lost her last year at the ripe old age of 94, due to pneumonia. She always credited her recovery to prompt treatment.

    by elasmimi on 6:46PM on Oct. 17
  • Siste...

    I am a nurse working in a large Nicu- one year we had 5 nurses who contracted and survived BC- over the years, many dozen have been affected.

    by Sisteract on 6:28PM on Oct. 17
  • kschm...

    I have registered to walk and am raising money for the Avon Breast Cancer walk in May! My grandmother fought breast cancer twice and I walk in memory of her, and for all the women fighting today!

    by kschmidt18 on 4:31PM on Oct. 17
  • kelly...

    My gram and maternal aunt both had breast cancer and were survivors. I always do my breast exams weekly... And have since I was 20.

    by kellynh on 3:37PM on Oct. 17
  • sukai...

    I'm so sorry you have had to go through such hard times, but it's sounds like you are doing good and that is so awesome.  Yay for you! Quoting babyboomer1977: I was diagnosed with carcinoma breast cancer !   I had to have a lumpy surgery on the 22nd of 2011 and than on January 30th I had my lphnoyds removed and It has been very hard on my husband and son! As for me! I stayed positive in a good way the whole time!  My husband has been very good at taking care of me even though he had to get himself laid off from his work for a long time to take care of me! He took me to all my doctors appoitments and my chemo appointments too! But the hardest thing that we have gone through is struggling to pay our utility bills on time! And we had to the the local food bank people deliver food to our house one time because we where so low on food !  I started my chemo therapy in febuary of this year and I finished my chemo therapy on may 24th on my husbands and my 19th anniversary which we never got to celebrate ! I Started my radiation therapy in the last week of June and finished in August of this year! And I have been doing good so far! My family and I have had a lot of hard times this year but we are still together! The only thing is I found out that the hormone pills that I have to take make my hot flashes make me feel like that I am burning up and they also create to much pain for me! But other than that! I am doing good so far!

    by sukainah on 3:35PM on Oct. 17
  • Larsb...

     I  lost my maternal grandmother to breast cancer about 10 years ago... her 70th birthday is on Thursday and I miss her incredibly! My paternal grandmother is in remission for her breast cancer and has been for about 4 months now.

    by Larsbug on 3:34PM on Oct. 17
  • sukai...

    That is awesome!  My grandmother survived into her late 80's about a decade after surviving her cancer. Quoting mickstinator: Thankfully, I have had little first-hand involvement with a family member or friend having breast cancer, although my grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. She had a double mastectomy before I knew her. She lived to her early 90s, decades after diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. I was always very proud of the fight in her. 

    by sukainah on 3:32PM on Oct. 17
  • sukai...

    My grandmother had breast cancer and survived! I will help by getting a mammogram by the end of the year!

    by sukainah on 3:30PM on Oct. 17
  • micks...

    Thankfully, I have had little first-hand involvement with a family member or friend having breast cancer, although my grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. She had a double mastectomy before I knew her. She lived to her early 90s, decades after diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. I was always very proud of the fight in her. 

    by mickstinator on 2:12PM on Oct. 17
  • lalas...

    One of my previous coworkers lost her life due to breast cancer.

    by lalasmama2007 on 1:49PM on Oct. 17
  • babyb...

    I was diagnosed with carcinoma breast cancer !   I had to have a lumpy surgery on the 22nd of 2011 and than on January 30th I had my lphnoyds removed and It has been very hard on my husband and son! As for me! I stayed positive in a good way the whole time!  My husband has been very good at taking care of me even though he had to get himself laid off from his work for a long time to take care of me! He took me to all my doctors appoitments and my chemo appointments too! But the hardest thing that we have gone through is struggling to pay our utility bills on time! And we had to the the local food bank people deliver food to our house one time because we where so low on food !  I started my chemo therapy in febuary of this year and I finished my chemo therapy on may 24th on my husbands and my 19th anniversary which we never got to celebrate ! I Started my radiation therapy in the last week of June and finished in August of this year! And I have been doing good so far! My family and I have had a lot of hard times this year but we are still together! The only thing is I found out that the hormone pills that I have to take make my hot flashes make me feel like that I am burning up and they also create to much pain for me! But other than that! I am doing good so far!

    by babyboomer1977 on 1:41PM on Oct. 17
  • .Ange...

    i've only known one person so far to get breast cancer and she's currently going through treatment. good news is it seems to be working!

    by .Angelica. on 1:36PM on Oct. 17
  • TheBa...

    My best friend lost her mom to breast cancer 2 yrs ago

    by TheBabyFactory4 on 1:30PM on Oct. 17
  • kgmmw

    My aunt lost her left breast due to breast cancer.

    by kgmmw on 1:16PM on Oct. 17
  • lenox...

    My mil went through Breast Cancer last yr. I am happy to say she is cancer free and doing well as of now!

    by lenoxclan on 12:37PM on Oct. 17
  • MamaC...

    my great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and beat it.she is 91 and still going strong!

    by MamaCandy79 on 12:22PM on Oct. 17
  • 4kidz...

    My mother is a breast cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed in 1985, had a masectomy, took chemo, and has been cancer free ever since.  She's had a few scares over the years from things showing up on her mammograms but they've turned out to be nothing. 

    by 4kidz916 on 12:09PM on Oct. 17
  • Savvy...

    A woman whom I lovingly refer to as my spiritual mother passed away many years ago from a long battle with breast cancer and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her courage and strength. Every year I try to do something to honor her memory as well as all of the other brave woman fighting breast cancer.

    by Savvy_Love on 11:44AM on Oct. 15
  • DaMam...

    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer about 4 years ago.  She discovered it while doing a routine self breast exam in the shower. It was about 10 mm in size.  She had it removed and went through treatment.  It's been rough because we don't live anywhere near each other.  She has 2 older sons and recently lost her husband of 32 years. I wish we could be closer to her but she's a strong woman and very inspiring.

    by DaMama16 on 11:42AM on Oct. 15
  • CafeM...

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    by CafeMom Team on 6:06PM on Sep. 24

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