Breast cancer today is the second most widespread type of cancer to be found after lung cancer.
Statistics for 2009
Being acquainted with the signs and symptoms of breast cancer can assist in saving your life.
Identifying early signs really improves your treatment choices, your possibility for successful treatment, and your survival, if breast cancer is in found.
Breast cancer starts with abnormal cells growing in breast tissue.
However, knowing early signs of breast cancer is important.
Early breast cancer typically doesn’t lead to pain. But as the cancer develops, it might lead to alterations that you are supposed to observe for:
* A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
* A alteration in the size or shape of the breast
* Nipple discharge or tenderness, or the nipple pulled back into the breast
* Ridges or pitting of the breast, making the skin look like the skin of an orange
* A alteration in the look or feel of the skin of the breast, areola or nipple like warmth, swelling, redness or scaliness
Since Dec 4th, my life as I see it has been at a stand still. I wondered if I would be here to see my grandkids grow, would I be here to enjoy time with my oldest daughter when she moves here, would I be here on earth long enough to show my children how much I love them, and how proud I am of each one, would I be able to enjoy the retiring years with the love of my life, would I be here to see my sister get her liver? So many thoughts and wishes for more time.
One thing for sure, I never believed I’d hear the news I did on Dec 4 th 2010. ” We found something on your right breast. We would like to do further testing. We feel it might be breast cancer.” My doctor told me, “prepare for the worst.” You know what? Not once did I play that tune in my head. I always believed it was ALL a big mistake. I don’t know if I will it, as much as I believe it was all the prayers for me. I had a biopsy, and the results were NO CANCER. I can breathe again!
Thank you Lord for one more chance to get it right.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact on life. Attitude, to me is more
important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than
circumstances, than failures, then sucesses, than what other people think or say or do. It
is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…
a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the
attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past…we cannot change the
fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing
we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that
life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we
are in charge of our Attitudes.”
-by Charles Swindoll