Voices of Breast Cancer: The Healing Companion: Stories for by The Healing Project

By The Healing Project

More than 50 women and males from all walks of existence who've been touched by means of breast melanoma recount their personal trips as sufferers, relatives, and medical professionals. These perspectives on diagnosis, treatment, and survival are heartfelt and fantastically written, displaying the reader that they're no longer by myself. With easy-to-understand essays at the technological know-how of breast melanoma, its prognosis, and the way forward for breast melanoma remedy, written by nationally well-known individuals of the clinical neighborhood, it is a required source for any reader who is seeking braveness, convenience, and power for this very emotional journey.

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So I have sensibly and unemotionally accepted that my breasts may be timesensitive parts of my body. I check my breasts regularly using the latest techniques and my mammograms have been more or less on time. As a doctor, I have lived with cancer in all its shades, sharing the experience with my patients and my friends as well as with my family; I hold cancer in awe but not in terror. If you get cancer, you deal with it and move on. T H E H E A L I N G P R OJ E CT 13 VO I C E S O F B R E A S T CA N C E R T H E H E A L I N G P R OJ E CT 14 VO I C E S O F B R E A S T CA N C E R But recently I have been quite shaken.

I asked. “Oh, take evening primrose oil,” he said. ” That was that. No explanation for my symptoms. No further examination. I got the feeling that if it wasn’t cancer, this doctor wasn’t interested. I supposed that was fair enough. Another month has passed. I’ve still got pains, lumps and sensations—in both breasts now—but at least I know they’re not cancerous. As to what is causing them, well, your guess is as good as mine. I’m taking extra evening primrose oil and hoping for the best. ” It seems that thanks to people like Kylie Minogue, women are flocking to our GPs, wanting to get benign lumps and bumps checked over and the medical profession is trying to find the best ways to keep us away from their resources.

Science simply wasn’t advanced enough to head off the disease’s progress. Behind her smile she faded away slowly, painfully, relentlessly. It took almost four years for the cruel disease to finish its work. Now here I was, several years later, planning a party that I hoped would be a fitting tribute to her courage. And maybe the money I raised might save someone from going through what she had endured. With my mother’s struggle in my mind more than my birthday, I reserved a private party room and spared no expense.

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