Part 1 of Jean Kane’s series, Project Strive to Thrive: Ideas for Moving Beyond “Survival” After Breast Cancer
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — From “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver
No one realizes the precious nature of life better than someone diagnosed with cancer. But cancer can also cause a wild range of …
[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on October 30, 2013, on Philly.com. It is borrowed with permission.]
After asking the question, “Are Mammograms really saving lives?” two weeks ago, I got some very good follow up. It seems like there were two major ideas:
- The science behind mammograms can be questioned, but there are also very strong reasons to get one.
Even though many parts of cancer treatment were miserable, there was something oddly comforting in the predictable and stable routine. For nearly 6 months, my life revolved around this 3-week rotating schedule, in which all the details were pretty much mapped out for me by my medical care team. I knew the order of all the medical procedures, what drugs I needed to take and …