I would like to know your reaction when you first found out.

By winniejefferies07 Latest Activity April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm Views 2,660 Replies 4 Likes 1

winniejefferies07

I am new at this and do not want to offend anyone,but would to know your reaction on this. My mother died from cancer stomach cancer and my dad died from lung cancer and I am just curious.

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  • Hyrum Anderton
    Hyrum Anderton July 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm   

    I have never had a close family member get breast cancer but I think I would be like Winniejefferies07 heartbroken. I can't even imagine what you guys went through.

  • bumblebee1964
    bumblebee1964 June 29, 2013 at 11:43 am   

    My first diagnosis was 13 years ago and I didn't cry but became determined to beat it. I kept a very upbeat attitude even when my mother aggravated me by calling me every day to check on me lol. Four years later and after the birth of a beautiful little girl I found the cancer had come back in the same spot as the first time and I felt like someone had punched me square in the stomach but again I was determined to beat it as I now had a 1 year old child and a new granddaughter from my oldest child. I had a mastectomy and was told the odds of it occurring again were close to 1 in a million. Last year I was once again diagnosed for the third time. I was scared but I was lucky enough to have a partner that has stood by me through the best and the worst of treatments. They asked me to have the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 tests to check for genetic mutations. With a lot of prayer both were negative which means the rest of my family doesn't have to worry as much but I still hound them to have not only a mammogram but also and ultrasound done every year as my cancer did not show up this time on a regular mammogram.

  • winniejefferies07
    winniejefferies07 April 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm   
    Edited April 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm by winniejefferies07

    I know I was heartbroken when I found out.

  • 100 Acre Woods
    100 Acre Woods April 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm   

    My Mother died of kidney cancer. They removed her kidney and we thought she was in the clear. Unfortunately, it came back 5 years later in the tissue around where the kidney had been. I loved my Mom very much. When I first heard about it, we became busy looking into what her options were, what we needed to do, etc. Cancer doesnt automatically mean it is a death sentence anymore. What it does mean is that the patient and a helper needs to get all of the data they can, weigh their options and move rapidly. It also means that the patient is going to need a lot of loving, helpful support and transportation. I was too busy until after she passed away. Then I was depressed and weepy.