A local friend’s mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has since had a double mastectomy and thought she was on the road to healing. A routine visit with her doctor yesterday delivered some bad news she was not expecting. You can follow Becky’s journey and learn more at “Boobs in a Vise“.
According to the Susan G. Komen site, in the year 2011 it is estimated that among U.S. women:
- There will be 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors).
- There will be 39,520 breast cancer deaths.
If you are in Central Florida, please consider joining team “Blisters For Becky“. The event details are as follows:
Susan G. Komen 2011 Race For The Cure
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Location: UCF Bright House Network Stadium
Time: 6 – 10 am