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Breast sickness

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 11:59 am in Uncategorized.

My sister-in-law Sonia Mansfield – a former writer for the Examiner – is being treated for ductal carcinoma in situ, which is very hard to spell and sounds pretty ominous.

In fact, it’s an early form of breast cancer. They got it early and she expects to be fine. She wrote about it on her very entertaining blog, in the name of getting the word out and encouraging women to get checked. Which I can attest to, as I wouldn’t have┬ádiscovered I had diabetes a few weeks ago if I didn’t take the very unusual step (for me) of getting a physical.┬áThen I’d still be feeling crappy instead of getting medication, changing my bad habits (mostly), and letting it get worse.

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3 Responses to “Breast sickness”

  1. Sonia Says:

    Thank you, Tony. You are very kind for mentioning my blog and helping me get the word out.

    You rule!

  2. heyjoe Says:

    And you have very soft hands and a gentle touch.

  3. Dorothy Brown Says:

    My daughter recently finished chemo after having a lumpectomy removed from her right breast. I thank God that she had her regular mammograms. All the lymph nodes were all clear. Now she faces about two weeks of radiology. I think it was harder on me than on her, but I’m sure that she has many down days that she doesn’t show.
    And I give you three cheers for todays column.

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