Ellen Begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and today Ellen talked about the importance of checking for breast cancer.

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jean gade
653 days ago

In 1976 I got out of the shower and rubbed my breast and felt a large lump

I had a mastectomy and never had any treatment after

I am so lucky

Its breaks my heart when I hear young girls getting cancer

before they even have a family

How lucky can I be!!

Im only writing to you to say tell everyone to get reconstruction

this was not talked about then but it is important

Im 82 now never had any trouble with this except I wish they find a cure soon
My daughter Janet told me to send this

hugs jean

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Jacqueline Perkins
657 days ago

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 7, 2007 I had a mastectomy on my right breast. I am now in remission I praise and thank god for healing me last month I went back to the doctor The doctor said I have another lump on my breast where they did the mastectomy im waiting on the results to cone back. and on Monday I went to the doctor and they said I have to have surgery again, my ovaries are no good I have a very large tumor there in January the doctor told me I have several lesions on my brain but through it all sometimes I cry and get scared because I'm only 42 years old with a house full of babies that i love dearly . I know god will heal me I am staying strong

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LouAnn Lilly
666 days ago

I was diagnosed in 06. My baby sister was diagnosed in 11. I have four sisters. Our grandmother passed many years ago with breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy and radiation. My sister decided on a double masectomy. We both are doing great! There is hope! My baby sister called me every evening to help keep me going. we live in seperate states. Support is so very,very important. Thank you again Ellen for remembering us all! We are part of your Mama club to! :)

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Judy Fredette
667 days ago

I am writing to share my breast cancer story. Three years ago October 15th I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was found on a routine mammogram. There was no history of breast cancer in my family and my only "risk" factor was a few extra pounds that I was carrying around on my body. I was shocked by the diagnosis but was grateful that it was me and not one of my three adult daughters. For two days I was "dying" but then I was living thanks to other breast cancer survivors who shared their stories. I teach nursing and shared with my student from the very beginning. They journeyed with me and still do. I would share in emails to family and friends. This past March I wrote a book about my journey in an effort to help other woman. The local oncology unit contacts me when they have a newly dianosed woman and I donate one of my books. I have also donated to all of our local libraries. I would love to send a copy to Ellen. The name of the book is: Strength of Heart: An Optimistic Journey Through Breast Cancer. Thank you Ellen for all of the attention you give to breast cancer awareness. Please, please continue to remind women of the importance of annual breast exams. Without mine I may not be here today...

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cheryl sexton
676 days ago

I am writing you for both of my sisters. One who had cancer and the other one that is going through treatment now. My sister had thyroid cancer several months ago in IA. When her treatment was over we planned a "sisters" weekend at my sister's place in Friendswood, TX. A week before our trip,Jill from TX, called telling me that she has breast cancer. We went ahead with our celebration for Robin and also to build up Jill's spirit. It was an emotional weekend! My sisters are strong, inspirational, and very positive about beating this posion! Jill has 24 weeks of chemo and at this time has had 8 treatments. I love them both and am very proud to be their sister!!

Thank you!
Cheryl Sexton
Madison, AL

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