Jun 27, 2011

Tips for Breast Cancer Treatment

Since you and me know each other, dear blog reader, you probably already know that I'm a fierce cancer fighter. I hate all cancers but breast cancer is one I have a special kind of disdain for because it messed with my Grandma and because 1 in 8 of us ladies will face it.

You probably also know that I love ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Well tonight, Diane and health correspondent Richard Bresser took on breast cancer treatment. According to a report from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (which I have a very high opinion of), older women often don't receive radiation therapy following a mastectomy.

To help make sure every one fighting breast cancer knows all their treatment options and makes a conscious, purposeful decision, ABC News suggested bringing a supportive person along to your appointment (like how Aunt Fran accompanied my Grandma) and making a checklist of what you need to ask. As a starting point, ABC News provides this checklist.

And if you'd like to watch the segment from tonight, here ya go.

For more breast cancer fighting resources, check out these links

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