I was lucky. I had the first kind.
But lots of people aren't lucky. They have the second kind.
I subscribe to a blog called Mothers With Cancer, and this is what popped up today:
A year ago when I was rediagnosed with breast cancer I was diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic breast cancer. which basically means my cancer had spread outside my chest area to other parts of my body. I kept this pretty private to the girls and tried to make it as easy on them as possible only making some details known to them, to protect them in a way.
Lately my scans have been good I have had some set backs but I believed I was on the up swing. I had another round of scans last week and my scans reviled a shadow that my doctor wanted to check out a little closer. So I had a brain scan on Friday morning, by two o’clock my doctor called me with the results. The cancer has spread to my brain in one spot on the right side in the back of my head. I also had questionable spots throughout my brain.
So this has been really hard to soak in. It’s not an easy thing to process. Yes I have cancer, in my brain what will happen to me? So I start radiation to my head tomorrow, and they will treat me for two weeks everyday. Then we will work on the spot of cancer if it needs to be treated. they will stop my chemo until then, they don’t like to mix the two together.
So that is what we are facing right now, it’s hard and scary and I hate sharing it all with you, but you are all a big part of me and my recovery and my blog has pulled me through some really tough times. So I thought I could share this with all of you.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support
Eleven people commented on her post on Mothers With Cancer, and 121 commented on her personal blog (so far). Lots of people are praying for Sarah. I don't know Sarah, although I've been following her story for a few years. The truth is, she isn't going to get better. She doesn't know how long she has. She probably doesn't have very long at all.
This is unacceptable. There has to be a better way.
That's why I'm focused on prevention.