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What I Really Needed To Hear When I Had Breast Cancer

28 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

I was talking to a friend whose mom had a suspicious breast lump. My friend was adamant that if it were her, there's no way she'd put toxic chemo in her body. She would opt to change her diet, do more yoga, and see what happened. The way she spoke, it was as if cancer was just a blip on the radar and not a life-altering event that could lead to death.
I didn't know then that three years after our conversation, I'd be a breast cancer patient. I was 35 years old when I was diagnosed-and I never thought I'd be someone with cancer. Or if I did have cancer, I'd be old-not a mom of four with a...
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To My Friend Who Died Of Breast Cancer

To My Friend Who Died Of Breast Cancer

28 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

October, the beginning of fall, pumpkin spice latte season, the kiddos countdown to Halloween, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month when the stores turn pink with a million different ways you can show your support. It is a month for us to celebrate those who have fought the battle and won, support those who are currently fighting, and sometimes, to think back on those we have lost.
Although I was always aware of breast cancer and conscious of the many ways my friends and acquaintances have been affected by the disease, it wasn't until Lauren that I felt personally touched. Since...
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