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Carla: Cancer is a growth, not a growth experience

A routine mammogram picked up my initial breast cancer in 1994 when I was 44 years old. Stunned, of course, because neither the doctor nor I could feel any lump, I was drawn into the cancer vortex. A lumpectomy and 6 cycles of chemotherapy and radiation filled the next 7 months. At the end of all that, my prognosis was good and I was hopeful.


After 6 years of ‘all clear", I had pain in my shoulder and attributed it to "middle aged woman out of shape". My oncologist had been following me and watching tumor markers, which now had gone up. And now Part II began. Since… » Read More

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