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Aug 3, 2011 01:31 AM Katarina wrote:
WARNING - Okay, I'm about to vent here so stop reading if you want only positive, peaceful and loving messages. WARNING.
I'M ABSOLUTELY PISSED with the standard of breast cancer testing done when they've shown that Mammograms and Ultrasounds don't detect ILC, IBC and even IDC at times.
So why hasn't the Breast Cancer Industrial Complex added additional testing standards (biopsies/MRIs) so it's NOT OKAY for at least 20% of us to fall through the cracks and do what's asked by breast specialists with regular screening only to be told "it's all good you, you don't have anything to worry about" as the freight train is bearing down on you. And I mean "the advanced breast cancer" train. WE ALL talk about "how sneaky it is" as though that makes it excusable.
Better yet, WHERE's THE CURE and stop this epidemic. I spent time on Capital Hill in Washington as a legislative aide and this whole breast cancer epidemic is starting to look like it's got special interests backing. Yes, I will say what others dare not say. The ratio of women with breast cancer is insane and I'm angry. How many victims does it take to qualify as an epidemic?
I'm also trying to say the serenity prayer over all of this and asking God what' I need to learn here, but struggling to find meaning and purpose. Maybe I'll find it down the road. I can't carry this cause and message alone as stress is not helpful to healing. I am taking care of myself and come here to see that all of you are too. That gives me some solace. And yet, it makes me mad when I see new people come with similar stories.
I so don't want to hear other woman come to this forum and share the same story. We can land a man on the moon, then why can't we get all breast cancer in "early detection" by getting the right screening standards. It seems todays' screening standards are followed but they leave a big gap for a large percentage of women.
My vent is over....and yes, I feel a bit better. Now I'll say the serenity prayer and pray for others. I do believe the bible when it says the power of prayer is better when it is done on behalf of someone else.
Hugs to you all,
Diagnosis: 1/25/2011, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIb, Grade 2, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-