Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? It's the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Experts agree that early detection is the best defense against this deadly disease, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to encourage moms everywhere to give themselves a monthly breast self exam (BSE). Do … [Read more...] about How to Do a Breast Self Exam
The following post is sponsored by Genentech. “You have breast cancer.” These are four words no woman wants to hear, especially not as a 33-year-old with two small children. But less than a year after her own mother passed away from breast cancer, this was the reality for Jaime Andrews. Jaime was diagnosed in 2012 with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), meaning that the … [Read more...] about Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
October. Fall arrives, the kids are excitedly picking out their Halloween costumes and football season is in full swing. But there is also a certain sadness and emptiness that I really feel during the month of October. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is also the month that our first episode of the Supernanny aired - right after Nana died from breast cancer. … [Read more...] about When You’re Left Behind: The Impact Of Breast Cancer On A Family
There are days when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I find myself thinking, “Who is that person”? Then I suck in the areas I can, hold up the parts that need to be lifted and suddenly for a quick second I catch a glimpse of the old me. It is not lost on me for one minute that I am blessed beyond words that I have a body that shows the marks and signs of being … [Read more...] about My Plastic Surgery Decision Might Have Saved My Life
To start at the beginning, read Chapter 1: Abby's Crap News - AKA My "Journey" With Cancer My husband, Chris, and I were struggling with how to tell our three boys - Jonah, age 19, Aaron, 17, and Henry, 13 - that I have breast cancer and needed surgery. We thought it was important for them to know, of course, yet we didn't want to unnecessarily frighten them or freak … [Read more...] about Chapter 3: How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Have Cancer?