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October 20, 2011

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell – Oct 19, 2011

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 5:50 am

On The Bright Side

Mary Howell

 

October is properly known as Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This designation is to make all women aware of  one of the deadliest diseases.  Breast cancer claims the lives of thousands of women of all ages and can also be deadly to men.  One in eight women will have breast cancer in their lifetime.  It can occur in females of all ages even in youth but mostly strikes women over 40 years of age.

 

Although thousands of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, many women will survive the disease especially if caught early.  Women over 40 years of age are urged to get a mammogram yearly and to perform self-breast examination.  Many modalities of treatment have been  introduced in recent years.

 

Breast cancer not only affected the lives of many of my friends but has also touched the lives of my two beloved sisters.  Clara is a 17 year survivor and she now enjoys life to the fullest and appreciates the little things.  She had a very grim prognosis but feels that God healed her of the disease.  She frequently helps others who are battling the disease and feels this is the reason she was allowed to have the disease.  She has spoken to women’s groups and walked in Relay for Life and for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Jane has recently completed her radiation treatment for breast cancer and will continue other forms of treatment in the coming days. 

 

Let us be in prayer for those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.  A little precaution such as mammograms and self-breast examination can add years to a cancer victim’s life and give years on the bright side.

 

October 19, 2011

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