Cancer Awareness Day

Caregivers are those involved up close and personal with cancers of all sorts as well as many other illness and chronic problems.

Today I’m happy to post from my own journey.

I am proud to be a survivor of breast cancer  and I lived through the years of caring for husband when he battled PMP. Read on

It’s almost three years since my diagnosis of breast cancer. Many people sent me jewelry, stationary and T-shirts with pink ribbons. I wore them to remind others to get involved in breast cancer research and to pray for BC patients.

 

When my husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer that originates in the appendix, Psuedomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), I made and sold many amber colored ribbons.

In the last few months I’ve been writing about Karen White’s cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC), a cancer that originates in a salivary gland. I didn’t find a ribbon color for ACC, but I did find one for Oral cancer.

 

I also found a ribbon color for head and neck cancer. I missed the April promotion. I do know from studying ACC it isn’t considered head andneck or oral cancer. But if you are diagnosed with AAC, guess whatyou are often sent to a head and neck cancer center

 

For more on breast cancer journey: www.caringbridge.org/visit/kat2009

Husbands PMP: www.PMPAwareness.org

For more on Karen’s ACC: www.karenwhiteacc.blogspot.com

photos from www.cafepress.com

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