I doubt that any of this comes as a surprise and yet do we ever sit down and consider all of what is involved to give that patient the best prognostic outcome? I know that if I have a concern tomorrow that is valid and substantiated clinically that, my health team will work to find answers and what is next in the plan of my care. I have had a few scares and am relieved that we took the steps early and happy to find out that all was good. I don't know of any patient that has completed treatment that doesn't go back to their health care provider for their check ups, without trepidation and fear and has a great sense of relief after the appointment is over and they get the all clear. What has the cost been to you or your family if you have someone in your family that has cancer? What fears to you harbor and what thoughts do you have and how do you look at your future and what do you do to be proactive?
All I want, is a cure. You can't go anywhere that you aren't touched by cancer: a sister, a friend a relative of your brother-in law. You name it, we all have someone close to us going through the throws of cancer. None of us grow up saying, yes, I want a divorce by the time I am 40 and yes, I will have breast cancer and yes, life goes on. So what do I mean by all this, we all think we are invincible until the other shoe drops! Take care of yourself and your possible future needs now. The cost of illness can be forever and just as I brought an umbrella today as it might rain, know that we might someday be experiencing things that we never thought would happen and so