Friday, July 11, 2014

FFOT: Cancer.

My cousin has breast cancer.  Had a mastectomy.  Her oncologist said they didn't get it all, and that she's at stage 1.  That can fuck off with a rusty chainsaw.

A good friend has stage 3 or 4 inflammatory breast cancer.  Her doctors didn't catch it very quickly, because she was breastfeeding at the time, and they thought the initial symptoms were either mastitis, or blocked ducts.  She's had four months of chemo, and they said she needs three more before they can attempt a mastectomy to try to get it under control.

That kind of cancer has a 34% chance of not recurring within five years. 

And that kind of cancer can chainsawdomize itself with a rusty chainsaw.


  1. cancer gets a lot of people. It may not be the number one killer but it's close.

    1. I know. And I'm resentful for my friend's sake, because she was doing the number 1 thing to prevent breast cancer, and ended up with the worst possible kind.

  2. Hoping for the best for both of them. Thoughts and prayers.