If you are considering brachytherapy (partial breast radiation) this research study is something to discuss with your doctor. This was announced at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Consortium.View Thread
Michelle Read my blog at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com Smile and the world smiles with you!
Andrea - sorry to hear that you have joined the club no one wants to join. Now is your opportunity to help tell the truth about breast cancer. That after treatment, if you die of something else, you were probably cured. That many women with early stage breast cancer, despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, have recurrences and/or develop metastatic breast cancer, for which there is NO CURE. Tell the stories of women who are diagnosed in their late 20s, some even pregnant, and are already Stage IV because their doctors thought they were "too young" to have breast cancer. Tell the stories of women who have been in treatment for 5, 10 or 15 years just hoping that some day there is a cure for their Stage IV cancer. Tell the stories of women, like myself, whose cancer had not spread, whose sentinel nodes showed no sign of cancer, who underwent lumpectomy and radiation and anti-hormone therapy and who were under the constant vigilance of their oncologist and breast surgeon, who STILL have a recurrence within a few months that is even more aggressive than the first instance. There's a lot to tell, Andrea; and you have the opportunity to raise awareness in a way no "Pinktober" or silly Facebook game, or other misguided effort can possibly accomplish. You can read my story at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com I challenge you to use your journalistic talents to spread the truth about the disease that affects so many of us!Michelle's Road to Recoverywww.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.comView Thread
Hi everyone! I hope you find this blog helpful. It is quite cathartic for me to write down my thoughts, ideas, etc. And if it benefits one other person, then it's a good thing. Feel free to leave comments!