Tag Archives: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Her story is worth sharing

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was sad and unfortunate that a relative of mine succumbed to cancer complications nearly four years ago. I thought of sharing a brief story about her ailment and journey…

My cousin, Cecil. She was full of life.

Our extended family will end the New Year with a heavy heart. My cousin died of cancer four days before Christmas day (December 21, 2015). She was 46. We were devastated with her demise but somewhat prepared for the eventuality that she will be gone any day since her doctor informed her parents of her terminal condition last month (November). She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent mastectomy to remove the early stage of cancer from her breast. But two years later, her doctor declared that she has stage IV cancer. The cancer cells from her breast were not really abated but have spread to her brain.

Despite the pains and rigors of cancer treatment, my cousin Cecil remains positive all through her battle with cancer. Even up to her last remaining days, we know that she is holding on to her life. She loves her family so much that despite being sick she still think of their welfare. I remember her saying, “Kailangan maging malakas ang loob ko para sa pamilya.”

My cousin was laid to rest at Himlayang Pilipino on December 27.

Full story here: http://www.penname30.com/she-will-be-surely-missed/

Related story here: http://www.penname30.com/tales-of-two-women-with-cancer/

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – The Pink Ribbon Challenge

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My cousin Cecil underwent mastectomy (removal of one or both breasts for the treatment or prevention of cancer – medline plus) early this year. She is undergoing series of treatment after the operation and I hope doctors will eventually declare her cancer-free after the treatment. 

October is breast cancer awareness month. I’m joining the “Pink Ribbon Challenge” to help in the information dissemination campaign on breast cancer. The public should know more about breast cancer, its signs and symptoms, and ways to prevent it through observing a healthy lifestyle and teaching skills for early detection particularly breast self-examination.

Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for “Pink Ribbon Challenge” participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted. Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link here and help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.