Living With Breast Cancer


After receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, I received so much support from my family, friends and others.

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Living With Cancer

What do you do when you hear the news

And will others be there for you

Will they give you support with arms open wide

Will they say they will stand by your side

To lend you an ear — to lend you a hand

My experience for this at first-hand is grand

I’ve been blessed by so many — both family and friends

To them my heartfelt gratitude I extend

Making Strides for Breast Cancer I hold dear to my heart

Free rides — online support — research — that’s just a start

Of why I participate in this event each year

Along with family and friends — they are so dear

Thankful each day I put two feet on the floor

There are so many things that I’m grateful for

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. I have received so much support from friends, family and so many others. My diagnosis was a surprise since no one in my immediate family had breast cancer...except a cousin.
Thanks to research and improved medical diagnosis, breast cancer is detected earlier, thus providing necessary treatment.

This post was written and submitted by Christina Flandera. The article reflects the views of Flandera and not of CURE®. This is also not supposed to be intended as medical advice.

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