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For a long time we had a pinned topic. It was a click-a-day to help support funding for free Mammograms to try to stop breast cancer early. At the time it kinda got abused with everyone (including myself) clicking many times. Not sure if that's the reason it got removed, and not asking that it be pinned again. But for mom, who didn't make it, and Jill who I think is still beating it I would like to ask all my friends here try to visit this site daily. Click the free Mammogram banner once each day. It could save a life. Maybe even a family member, but I hope none of you goes through that. It would just take a few seconds a day, and would do a lot to help. But please, only click once. You can find the banner here. http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2

Edited by caintry_boy

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I have clicked my click :) My mother beat the odds almost 30 years ago, when she was in her EARLY 30s, and they didn't have all the technology that they do now. I'm eternally grateful to still have her.

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Wigan and teacup61. I'm so happy for both of you. I know you both felt hopeless as they went through this nasty time in their life. Tears the insides out of the families that can't do anything to help. :(

 

But we now have a way to fight back. Maybe not for our loved ones, but for all ladies before this nasty thing has a chance to get them. A Mammogram found a lump in my wife. It was beningh (sp) but caught.

 

Lets do our best to make sure all are caught before it's too late.

 

Again, I and countless others THANK YOU.

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Click.......... :tup:

 

I also clicked it.....and this was forwarded to me this morning........

 

New kind of Breast Cancer

 

 

Please forward to all of the women in your lives .. Mothers, daughters,

sisters, aunts, friends, etc.

 

 

in November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a

rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.

 

 

Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with

antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so

her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.

 

 

A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to

shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of

Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was

given a clean bill of health.

 

 

She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer

returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she

wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great

months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of

needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women

everywhere:

 

 

Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in

getting help as soon as possible.

 

 

Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the

outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole It appeared as a rash,

which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever

suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any

different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for

that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't

bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up

with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the

dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little

concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous.

 

 

Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple

or aureole can be breast cancer. (Mine started out as a single red pimple

on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the

nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought

to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in

detection and care.)

 

 

What are the symptoms?

 

 

1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to

itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no

oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one

side.)

 

 

2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area

with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).

 

 

3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor

will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both

:filtered:, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting

closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should

suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order

a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.

 

 

This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your

relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.

 

 

My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving

mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking

Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning,

perhaps it would not have spread...

 

 

 

CONFIRMED AT www.snopes.com

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Mammograms are free here in the UK for women over 50. Two women I work with discovered they had breast cancer thanks to this free screening ... they both had chemo and radiation and thankfully their lives were saved.

 

Thanks dickster, I clicked the link and I'm pinning this for a while. :)

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Wigan and teacup61. I'm so happy for both of you. I know you both felt hopeless as they went through this nasty time in their life. Tears the insides out of the families that can't do anything to help. :(

 

But we now have a way to fight back. Maybe not for our loved ones, but for all ladies before this nasty thing has a chance to get them. A Mammogram found a lump in my wife. It was beningh (sp) but caught.

 

Lets do our best to make sure all are caught before it's too late.

 

Again, I and countless others THANK YOU.

 

Yes, hopeless and beyond...very scared, as I was 10 years old at the time. What's wrong with Mommy? Why can't we see her? Why can't she come home from the hospital? Why does she have to have ANOTHER operation? And (I have tears as I try to type this) Is Mommy going to die? Daddy why are you crying?

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Personal for me too...

 

Lost my mother when she was just 53 to this cancer... its very devastating.. but with today's detection methods and treatments its just silly for folks not to get checked out.

 

Clicked...

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You got it Pal! :tup:

 

Clicked. Saved in "My Favorites" to remind me.

 

Regards,

 

Hawk :beer:

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teacup61, I know. Even though mom was 72 and smoked 2 packs a day (clear lungs), why did this chit hit her? Sucks when we can't do anything for them but have to watch the ravages that this does.

 

Maybe this will help some that our goverenment (sp) has forgotton.

 

Any and all that read this post: It can happen to mom, sis, aunt, niece, or any female loved one you have. Think about if they had no insurance. And can't get early diagnosed.

 

Please, for those we love, or don't even know, 2 clicks is not that hard.

 

They thank you.

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It's not just about the government forgetting. I lived in fear all my adult life until just recently, as they won't give mammograms to women under 35, even with my mother's history of cancer so early in her 30s. I have begged and pleaded my case to more than one doctor, and been told no every time. I understand the basic reason, but I think there should be exceptions to the rule.

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