Pink Lemonade Gal
diagnosed with Stage 2 lobular breast cancer on St. Patrickís Day in
2005 at the age of 35 when our son was 13 months old. It was found
through a screening mammogram that my gynecologist in California
ordered. He thought young women should have a picture of their
breasts at 35 and then again at 40 to look for any changes. It was a
complete shock to both of us that the mammogram found cancer
considering he had just done a breast exam. I had no lumps, symptoms
and there is no history of breast cancer in my family.
We were moving back to the Midwest at the time of the diagnosis. We
started treatment shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, it turned out
the treatments didnít work, and I was diagnosed with metastatic
breast cancer a few years later.
Cancer is the most feared disease in our society. I created this
website because I found from my own experience that people donít
always know what to do or say when someone they know is diagnosed
with cancer. I found that a lot of other cancer survivors
experienced some of the same situations, so I thought this site
would be helpful to those recently diagnosed or for those who know
someone with a cancer diagnosis but donít know what to do or say.
Wishing you health and happiness!