What is it like to be diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24? I was much older than 24 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but I still remember what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago and having chemo. I felt like I was standing in a meadow all by myself surrounded by a forest. I was all alone and had to come to grips with who I was, no longer being able to say I was such and such because that is what I was or had been doing. I had to find out who I was without all the extra wrapping that I could no longer wrap myself in anymore. What was it like for you when you were diagnosed with breast cancer? Here is the story of someone who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24.
Seems like the topic these days is "what if the breast cancer comes back, not necessarily in the breast but elsewhere in the body? (yes you can have breast cancer in other parts of your body than your breast!)". Maybe it is only me, but I seem to hear stories that stick in my mind and can threaten to paralyze me with fear if I would let it. I won't mention the stories because I know you can figure out what those stories might be. The second round seems more deadly than the first. While I don't want to constantly be "looking over my shoulder", sometimes you do have to look at the facts and be vigilant. And that is why it is reassuring that research is continuing on. And yet..... what about feeding the body with natural stuff like tumeric and Vit D and DIM to keep the body healthy so a second round is prevented. Questions, questions that everyone must answer for oneself. Anyway, here is the link that started this kind of questioning. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/…/15/utsw-researchers-breast-cancer/
"Breast cancer breakthrough: This technique could predict if disease will spread to lungs"
As a breast cancer survivor, this is another aspect of learning - breast cancer likes the lungs. This was a new one for me until after an incident I had about 2 years ago. I was having problems with loosing my voice without warning, causing difficulty with my breathing. It so happened that I lost my voice when I had my routine followup visit with my oncologist. She immediately with great concern, encouraged me to get my doctor to refer me to an ear/nose/throat specialist. Within a month I saw that specialist. I commented to him about how fast I had gotten this appointment. Then came the explanation -- breast cancer likes the lungs. Because I was a breast cancer survivor, my case to see him was a priority.
That is why this article caught my eye. If you are interested in reading about this breakthrough too, and I would encourage you to read it if you are a breast cancer survivor, here is the article link http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/841398/breast-cancer-symptoms-spread-test-lung