I should have known not to go for the mammogram in January.
Granted, that had not been the plan. I found the breast lump in November of 2007 and had been deep in negotiations with the cancer center since then in an attempt to get squeezed in (bad pun intentional; sorry) for an appointment when there [...]
First, I never ever thought I would be here or that I would be a “survivor”. I always do the Susan Komen runs each year and send money in to support the Livestrong foundation and I even wear my yellow band…
But last February, February 26th to be exact was when my life changed. That was [...]
Survivor: (noun) one who outlives another; an animal that survives in spite of adversity; a living organism characterized by voluntary movement; a human being. Visual Thesaurus, Ver.3
The word ‘cancer’ isn’t found in this definition for survivor—however both words are encapsulated in the definition “ human being’, simply part and parcel of life. And in [...]
My name is Diane and I am a 4 time cancer survivor! For me to be able to write that is a MIRACLE! I feel so blessed to say I am a survivor.
My story began by being born as a premature twin weighing only 3lbs. and 14 oz. about 2 months early so right from [...]
My name is Diana Parker, I live in Ohio. I am 47 years old; I was diagnosed when I was 44. My story begins a lot like everyone else’s, go in to get something checked, and the doctor said honey I’m sorry you have breast cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma [...]
This is My Story
In 1998, after being treated for what I was told was just an “infection,” I was diagnosed at the age of 31 with a rare vulva cancer, which had invaded one lymph node in my pelvic area. Following radical surgery, I was given radiation to the area and told that I would [...]
Being a two time cancer survivor before the age of 40 was not “in the plan”. My husband, Pete, and I grew up together. We’ve known one another for 30 years. We are best friends and soul mates, married since 1992. Our children at the time were 9, 7 and 2. Everything was moving along [...]