• BREAST CANCER

    I Love Being Flat, Not That I Had an Option

    By Leeza Long & Melanie Long I have an extremely extensive breast cancer history, but that is not going to be the focus right now. My focus is going to be my second breast cancer diagnoses. I found a grape sized lump about three inches away from the site of my first cancer diagnosis. My initial battle with cancer began in November 2010, and I discovered my next lump in January of 2015. The surgeon scheduled a lumpectomy to be done the following week. The intent for the lumpectomy was twofold. One was the biopsy. The second thought was that if the lump were benign, the stress factor of worrying…

  • BREAST CANCER

    My List for Anyone Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, or Any Cancer

    My List for Anyone Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Or Any Cancer   re…A Day in the Life of a Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient By Leah Taylor   An interesting blog post caught my eye over a month ago. I did a quick read over it and went on. It was a list for newly diagnosed cancer patients and caregivers. Far be it from me to say: “Excuse me, I have issues with your list.” But, I guess I really am saying: “Excuse me…” After some mulling over things, I want to issue my list. Warning, mine is different. My first recommendation for anyone newly diagnosed is this: 1. Stop.…