“Breast Cancer Connections: My personal relationship with the month of October”
by Shelly Straub
October is the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is also my anniversary month. The month I found my lump, the month I got my first mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy and the month I heard the words “you have cancer.”
by Shelly Straub, Living with Cancer
To have or not to have… immediate reconstruction after a double mastectomy.
It’s a pretty serious question thrown at you shortly after you hear the words “you have breast cancer.” I remember being in a fog after learning of my diagnosis and thinking “does it really matter because I have CANCER and could die – does the physical shape of my body after surgery really matter at all?”