A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.
mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections.
After two rounds and it continued to get worse, her doctor sent her for another mammogram, and this time it showed a mass. A
biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then mastectomy;
then a full round of Chemo; then radiation.
After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean
bill of health. She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver
area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had
5 great months, and she planned each detail of the final days.
After just a few days of needing morphine,
she slipped away saying she had done what God had sent her into he world to do and now it was her time to go.
PLEASE be alert to any thing that is not normal.
Her message is shown below:
Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast
cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureola. It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion
with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer, but it was. My nipple never seemed any different
to me, but
the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that.
Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but
other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams
by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned.
Mine started out as a
single red pimple on the aureola. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple
is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently
thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to
unfortunate delays in detection and care. What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but
it did have a crust along the outer
edge on one side.)
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine
was on the aureola area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).
3. Usually only one nipple
is affected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts,
done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely
resemble dermatitis; (inflammation of
the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your
sore to confirm what is going on.
My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my
bones after receiving
mega doses of chemotherapy, 28
treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this
had been diagnosed as breast
cancer in the beginning,
perhaps it would not have spread.
TO ALL READERS: This is sad as women are not
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Remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by
the moments that take our breath
.. and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it to blossom.