Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Breast Cancer Strikes Again!
If you read my blog at all, you've seen me mention my best friend, Margaret. Well, her sister, Kat, also a friend, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn't ask for all the details, just know she is seeing a surgeon today, and they will be making a plan of attack on this vicious disease. This is my 4th friend attacked by this potentially lethal abnormality.
First was my friend, Lyn. We have been friends for almost 50 years now. She has had so many kinds of cancer that I have lost track. But, she is a survivor.
Then, my friend, Pat. Another survivor.
Just a year & half ago, my roommate, Penny, fought her battle. Survivor number 3.
Now, Kat. Because of early detection and new treatments, I have every belief that another survivor is among us. But your prayers will help.

But there is something else you can do. In my list of Favorite Places, is a link to the Breast Cancer Site. If you go there and click every day you can help fund mammograms for those who can't afford them. Early detection is what helped all the above friends win their battle with cancer, and I hope we can pass that along to others. Thanks for all your support.

1 comment:

Alia said...

I came here from Crochet Partners. Breast cancer is practically epidemic -- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. I was diagnosed with DCIS in April, and had a mastectomy by the end of the month. I'm fortunate that it had not spread, but still, I am a cancer survivor and patient for the rest of my life, and my medical concerns will be colored with it from now on. The survivor rates are getting better every year, though, so we can hang on to that hope. I too click on the breast cancer site every day.