There are a number of wonderful organizations out there that advocate for breast cancer awareness. In fact, these organizations have done so well; it’s hard to find someone these days who doesn’t know what breast cancer is. Pink has become the universal color for breast cancer. The whole month of October is now dedicated to […]
Like every year, in January 2007, Sally went to the hospital for a routine breast examination. Her doctor didn’t find anything unusual, so it surprised her when, only a few months later, she felt a lump in her left breast. Sally decided to have it checked out, and when her doctor came into the room […]
Many women who suffer from breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy (the total removal of one or both breasts) or a lumpectomy (the partial removal of one or both breasts) as part of their treatment. While mastectomies are often the most effective treatment against breast cancer, more often than not, they leave the patient […]
If you receive a call from your doctor saying you should consider a mastectomy, to remove a cancerous breast or to prevent the possibility of breast cancer, it can leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Beyond the trauma of receiving a mastectomy recommendation, there are several different options for mastectomies.
Are you undergoing a mastectomy or double-mastectomy as part of your breast cancer treatment plan? If you are considering this as part of your treatment plan, read on! Every woman approaches a mastectomy differently. Some are relieved to cut the cancer away. Others mourn the loss of their breasts. Many feel a myriad of […]