Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with breast cancer in At the time, she was a year-old single mother with a 3-year-old daughter, Noelle. She wondered how to tell the girl about the diagnosis and was determined to turn it into a positive, empowering experience.
As others are making a fuss of their mum it can bring up your feelings of loss and sadness. Working on the Helpline we hear from many younger women supporting their mums when they have breast cancer but sometimes the roles are reversed. Occasionally we get calls from mothers whose daughters have been diagnosed.
My mom has had a large lump on her breast that just kept growing and growing. We didn't think it was cancer. Who would?
Summar Ruelle was in the best shape of her life when she got devastating news. The year-old mother of two had just lost 60 pounds of stubborn baby weight via diet and rigorous exercise like kickboxing and running. Then in late August of last year, the Beaverton, Ore.
After all, her mother, Donna Murray, not only battled breast cancer twice, she also tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation that spring. As a preventive measure, Shawn had her ovaries removed in August and was scheduled to have both breasts removed in January A complete diagnosis typically unfurls after a battery of tests and over a series of phone calls or visits.
Not too long after I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer IBCI was talking to a woman who had recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer. She just climbed into bed with her daughter where they cuddled and cried together. Mothers are supposed to be all-powerful fighters who will do anything to protect their young.
I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye. Have to go back next week.
Dennis lost his wife and later his partner to breast cancer. When his daughter Sarah was diagnosed, his experience helped him give her the support she needed. She found her lump while helping her sister, whose husband was going through chemotherapy.
How are women still falling through the cracks? It was only when a provider also felt the lump and sent her for an ultrasound that she received the diagnosis: stage 3C breast cancer. Gail struggled to understand how her mammograms could have missed such an advanced cancer.