October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few links for you to read, in order to educate yourself, or learn more about breast cancer.
My mother had Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, and had a mastectomy, to remove her entire breast along with more than a dozen of axillary lymph nodes (supraclavicular nodes, infraclavicular nodes and internal mammary nodes). She was extremely lucky to have the surgeon she did.
She survived the cancer, and when she died it was not from breast cancer or any form of cancer. She was an inspiration, forging forward, ever cognizant of life, and held a positive attitude throughout everything she encountered. For her, the loss of a breast was nothing compared to loss of life. She would look in the mirror and not let her scarred skin determine the person she was. She was a warrior, in every aspect of her life.
My first cousin died in 2008 from breast cancer. She battled it for three years.
National Mammography Day is October 16, 2020. It is observed the third Friday in October.
Be aware, educate yourself, your family, and others.
Writings Copyright Lorri M.