Posted by firstname.lastname@example.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 will continue to see my Radiation Oncologist yearly, and I finally get to stop taking the chemo-preventative prescription. However, the one thing that will always be a part of my life is the fact that I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and survived it. As always I will still get my annual mammograms, and continue to practice well-care. In fact, practicing well-care is what caught my cancer early. I am a staunch supporter of annual exams; whether they be with my primary care provider or my gynecologist.
Starting 4 Words Foundation, with the help of my best friend and my niece, was based on those I met during treatment. Some stated they had not had an exam in months/years, others didn't see their physician until it was too late. They denied they had a problem.
Cancer is scary; there is no doubt about it. The fear of the unknown can be paralizing to most individuals, it can knock the wind right out of you. However, once you are past the initial shock, moving forward is your only option. It is never easy, it can take a lot of personal strength.
Thanks to the advances in medicine, more women that ever are finding their Breast Cancer early, being treated and having better outcomes than years ago. There is absolutely no reason for not getting screened. Take charge of your health. We want you to be around to take care of your family.
"I'M PROOF - MAMMOGRAMS WORK!"