October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
How very much I wish they could find a cure.
Al’s mother died from breast cancer and two of my four sisters (# 1 and # 4) have had mastectomies. Thankfully, they were caught in the earliest stages and they both have made full recoveries. Sister # 3 has had three biopsies in the last five years. They have all been benign. I had two suspicious lumps that were discovered during my yearly mammogram seven years ago. Follow up sonograms proved that they were not harmful.
Sister #4 discovered her lump in the shower after losing weight. She was using a new shower gel that she had gotten as a Christmas gift. She knew as soon as her hand ran over that tiny lump that she was probably in trouble. It was solid and felt like a small pea. It was not sore or sensitive. The scary part is that it didn’t show up on the mammogram. She went to the hospital for a biopsy knowing that if it was malignant that she would go straight to surgery. She woke up without one of her breasts and without breast cancer and she was thankful to God for warning signs.
Large pink bows are tied to every door, light post, and handrail in our small town square. It reminds me of how much we need to raise awareness of breast cancer. Let’s all continue to pray for those dealing with it right now and for their loved ones who are so scared.
This post is dedicated to everyone who is fighting breast cancer and also to my two precious sisters who won their battle against this awful disease.
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