The Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Fight Against Breast Cancer

In honor of National Women's Health Week, we're taking a look at how countries around the world are stacking up in the fight against breast cancer.

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Carolyn Hamilton's picture

I hear you! I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago, and to be honest, some days are good, and some just plain old suck. I was 29 years old and pregnant with my second daughter, the older was 18 months old. At the point of diagnosis and treatment and surgeries I think having the little kids was a good distraction. Now that I am done with everything (except Tamoxifen) it seems like everything has come crashing down at times. I guess what keeps me going is knowing that tomorrow is a new day. I say to myself, "This too shall pass" over and over.

I don't want to be a hypochondriac, but some days it's not hard to think that every little thing is the cancer returning. Keep your chin up, but know that it is perfectly fine to have a day of tears now and again too.

Regards,
Carolyn R. Hamilton
injury attorney
www.thetampainjurylawyers.com

Ricah's picture

USA has the highest five-year relative survival rate. Not bad for other countries as well. However, Korea seems to have the least mortality rate among the members. Number of breast cancer patients are increasing as years go by. We women should be aware and should always take some tests to make sure that we are cancer free. At Traffic Formula, women are reminded to take mammography test regularly.

 
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