Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis
First and foremost, thank you so much for all of the positive feedback on the first installment of the video series, To Fight or Not to Fight During Cancer Treatment. It means the absolute world to me. Truly. If you didn’t see it you can watch it here: http://www.thesilverpen.com/breast-cancer-information-facts/video-series-to-fight-or-not-to-fight-during-treatment/
In case you didn’t already know (which you probably do because you all are highly sensitive and aware smarties), here are some seriously sobering statistics about FBC:
- 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among US women
- 64,640 additional cases of DCIS
- 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
- Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women. In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by non-Hispanic white women. Breast cancer death rates are lowest for Asian/Pacific Islander women.
Sucky, right? Uh Huh. I know you know. Well, this week, yet ANOTHER friend was diagnosed with FBC. I am so OVER IT. Seriously. I have HAD IT. FBC. Yesterday, I spent time talking with her and her bestie about what to expect and how to proceed as she faces her diagnosis.
We also laughed our a**es off over the most ridiculous of things. Seriously, we had tears running down our faces, because sometimes, you just have to laugh until you cry when things royally suck. Know what I mean, jelly beans?
These statistics and my personal interactions this week motivated me to share the second video with you all today, “Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis.” I hope that this is helpful to you or a loved one. Actually, I hope that neither you NOR a loved one ever needs this!