Oct. 1st, 2012

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'You have a lump in your breast.' That was the most chilling thing I had heard in a very long time. Three months later, it was biopsied and found to be non-cancerous. Those months were a frightening time in my life, but I was lucky. My grandmother, like so many women, was not. She was nearly eighty when it was discovered. Her doctor said that treatment would not prolong her life, and might actually shorten it. Therefore, the cancer progressed untreated. A dear friend was treated. She had a mastectomy. Her fiancee did not come to the hospital at all. Instead, he called her room and told her that the engagement was off. He didn't even ask how she was. He just dumped her. Breast cancer is a horrible, horrible disease. In this month set aside for breast cancer awareness, remember the women behind the disease.

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