At this minute, my friend Trish is being wheeled into surgery, to have both of her breasts removed. She was diagnosed with an early stage of cancer just a week ago, and because she is genetically predisposed, the Doctors and she have decided that for her piece of mind, they are removing both breasts now, before it has a chance to travel.
It's terrifying for her, just 2 years after her husband's own cancer diagnosis. I can't imagine. But I know that there are countless friends online and off, thinking and praying and hoping for her speedy recovery.
Rest, Trish. Heal. You're going to be fine. You trust your Doctor, your decision and your strength and the support of your friends and family will help you.
For everyone else...check your breasts. Please. Let's all hope that if we ever faced breast cancer, we could be so lucky as to catch it this early.