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Cancer is Not Defined by Month

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on August 4, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Repost - Originally written 08/09/2017

I just realized this morning that all the Cancer Awareness months are so well known that individuals do not stop to think that there are a couple of months on the Cancer Awareness Calendar that do not have any cancer related to them; August and December.

Why is that?  Did someone decide to go on a cancer...
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June is National Cancer Survivor Month

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on June 2, 2018 at 4:20 AM

What do I think about when I hear the words "Cancer Survivor?" 

I think about all the individuals who heard the words "you have cancer" from their physician. I think about the millions of emotions those words instill.  The fear, saddness, anger, each and everyone of them has faced.  I think about the challenges of treatment.  Chemotherapy an...
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The Loss of a Community Resource

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on April 5, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Last night's news about Susan G. Komen SWFL closing was a devasting blow to our local community and those affected by a Breast Cancer Diagnosis.  They have been a major resource in our community and their closing in May will have a dramatic affect on our area.                          While the national chapter is still in existence it has to make you wonder how much support will actually be ...

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Supporting Medical Office Staff

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on January 29, 2018 at 6:20 AM


Supporting Medical Office Personnel

Last week was a very stressful week in the world of assisting patients.   As individuals called to explain why...
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Health Awareness

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on November 11, 2017 at 5:40 AM


A few months ago I visited my physician for my annual Gynecological exam.  This is a great time to discuss any concerns and I brought a few to this visit.  I explained to the physician some ongoing symptoms that did not seem to get better over the prior mon...
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I'm Proof - Mammograms Work!

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on October 4, 2017 at 6:15 AM

 

October is upon us and as everyone knows it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October we are surrounded by messages, fundraising events, and everything pink.  How could we not know it is all about Breast Cancer?


1 in 8 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer each year.  ...

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5 Year's Cancer Free

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on June 18, 2017 at 4:50 AM

This month marks my 5 year anniversary of being cancer free.  Through the caring and compassion of my healthcare providers and the support of my family and friends, I am truly thankful.

I no longer have to go to the Oncologist for check-ups, I wi...
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"JUST" - A Word That Hurts

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on April 16, 2017 at 5:40 AM

A couple of months ago I had an appointment with my Oncologist whom I currently see every 4-6 months.  These appointments are normally informative and collaborative in my healthcare.  During this particular visit I wanted to discuss an issue regarding some symptoms I have been experiencing for the past few months.  The physician listened as I explained the symptoms, the tests I had already had, their findings, etc.  After examining me stated, "I don't think it is anything ...

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