Mar 19, 2013 - 10:50 am
I know this is the anal cancer site but its also my family. On the breast cancer site (my other family) there is a woman who is a 25+yr breast cancer survivor. She was originally dx with IDC Stage3A and received surgery, chemo, rad, along with yrs of daily med. 20yrs later bone matastasis, more rad, and daily AI med, last week she went for a scan and they found....231 liver lesions!!!! Just unbelievable....can you just imagine the tech even counting them all????? She will be having a liver biopsy on friday and is prepared once again to fight. She is like the "Martha" of the BC site and an absolute inspiration and great source of knowledge.
Since so many people here are also women, please don't leave breast health or check-ups to breast cancer awareness month. We need to increase awareness of anal cancer, treatment, and all that recovery entails. There is soooo much public un-awareness right now!! It often angers me when compared to the awareness of BC, but that being said is another area of concern for me.
So, I guess we all need to just keep blinders off and be pro-active in our overall general health.
Even though you don't know her, please keep this woman I mentioned in your thoughts and prayers.