October is a time when we go pink for a most important cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a movement that has made a huge impact on breast cancer funding and research progress around the world.
We want to see equally significant progress made for patients with these lesser funded, though no less devastating cancer types.
These cancer types affect our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives or girlfriends and friends, and your donation will give these women hope in the fight against cancer.
A message from Helen Bathgate: Breast cancer survivor (pictured above)
“I was teaching at school when the GP phoned and said she wanted to see me. It was that dreaded news that I guess I’d half been expecting. My cousin had been diagnosed with breast cancer about two weeks earlier and I’d been able to feel a hard lump running down the side of my right breast.
“I had the operation eight days later. I had a mastectomy and they cut 14 lymph nodes out – 11 of them were cancerous.
“The doctors don’t tell you you’re ‘cured’ – but I certainly feel like one of the lucky ones. I’ve been in remission for nearly five years now. It can come back at any time though, and that’s what stays with me. My cousin’s breast cancer has returned. So far, fortunately, they’ve been able to control it.
“The women in our family have been tested for any known cancer-causing genes, but they came back negative. Research will be the only way to learn more about this terrible disease. It’ll be the only way we can find a cure.”
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