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MY Journey back from Cancer!

It was approximately summer of 1999. I was just pulling myself together after an unimaginable family devastation. My life was just rebuilding. I lived in a beautiful farm house in the UK surrounded by 40 hectors of land. 3,485 more words

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Pam Vernon reblogged this on Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch and commented:

Here is an inspiring journey of one woman's journey back from cancer. Proof again that it is possible and there are cures ... thanks to her testimony and those of others we can have renewed hope that the big C is not necessarily a death sentence.

Breast cancer cells are not pretty pink

October is breast cancer awareness month and this year I feel compelled to finally get something heavy off my chest. Pun absolutely intended.

I’ve always been bothered, even horrified by the widely recognized and seemingly cute playful “save the boobies and tatas” references associated with breast cancer. 139 more words

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A coach, a breast cancer survivor and an inspiration

Attention to detail is ingrained in all successful coaches. In 2012, it may have saved Julie Brewington’s life.

Though she was just 25 years old, the Rumson-Fair Haven High School field hockey coach detected a lump in her left breast. 1,198 more words


Giving Pink the Finger

Imagine if you will a world where 1 in 8 of us are stricken by a terrible disease of the hand. A disease that can kill, involves filling your body with toxins and steals your looks. 538 more words

Dear breasts:

Dear breasts,
So, I wonder where you ended up, once the scalpel was done with you. In a lab? In a cosmetic company factory? Oh wait, was it a scalpel? 605 more words

Danica Patrick, GoDaddy to bring breast cancer awareness to Dover

DOVER, Del. – Danica Patrick understands the power of her platform, her ability to leverage fame and notoriety into philanthropy.

The Sprint Cup driver’s latest opportunity comes this weekend at Dover International Speedway with GoDaddy’s annual pink-swathed launch of a Breast Cancer Awareness month campaign to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 580 more words


Bye-Bye Booby

I met with my surgeon Tuesday for my post-chemo pre-surgery check. He confirmed that he still believes (based on a variety of things, like original size and location of the lump, proximity to skin surface and nipple, etc) that a total mastectomy is the best option for me rather than a simple lumpectomy. 484 more words