Breast Cancer Awareness Essay

860 WordsApr 18, 20134 Pages
Know your body. Don't be hardheaded. Be aware. Take action. These are some of the few inspirational words I received Thursday October 4, 2012 at the Breast Cancer Awareness Event called “Survivor”. It was hosted by The Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in our very own Jazzman’s Café. From 6:00-7:00pm I partook in several different breast cancer stories. One was about a daughter whose mother has breast cancer, another about a girl who lost her mother at the young age of 1 year old, another who was a 10 year breast cancer survivor, and last a young girl who recently had a breast cancer scare. My mother has breast cancer. Saying this out loud was one of the hardest things to do. My mom found a lump in her breast. She didn't go to the doctor right away, but when she did she got a mammogram. They soon found out she had breast cancer. She was scheduled to have a biopsy the same day to find out if it was 100% for sure breast cancer. The test results came back and it was for sure breast cancer. She had not one but two lumps in the same breast. My mother eventually told me she had breast cancer. I didn't want to believe her. My grandmother came to comfort me by telling me "God will sometimes put you through things to see how much faith you have". My mom was scheduled to receive a surgery that would remove all of the lymph nodes out of her breast instead it was too severe. They ended up removing the whole breast, but soon after she got an implant put in because she didn't want the constant reminder of the breast cancer. My mother is now cancer free. They have not been able to find any cancer in her body so far. My mother didn't want me to cry unless they were tears of happiness that she has survived thus far. I lost my mother before I got to know her from breast cancer. At 8 months old my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the the age of 1 my

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