' They don't make bras with a single cup ' (THINK PINK!!!!!)

I take you in my hand and touch you tenderly
Symbols of sexuality that represent my feminity
One arm above my head in front of a mirror
Feeling and searching I’m shaking in terror

How could these lumps the size of a pea
Spread poison throughout and try to kill me
The constant and relentless chemotherapy
Even then there is no absolute guarantee

Infiltrate, penetrate and radiate these cells
Everyday with this is like living in hell
Can’t eat because my food taste like metal
The ache in my chest makes it hard to settle

That’s nothing compared to despair in my heart
Am I still a woman now this pair is split in half
Slice in and cut out the the root of this pain
From this point on I will never be the same

They don’t make any bras with a singular cup
My beautiful hair is falling out of my scalp
I don’t feel any shred of the female I knew
Can not look at my reflection in full view

I’m a wife and a mother a cherished sister
A grandma an aunt and a beloved daughter
Makes no matter it does not discriminate
I believe my outcome is left up to fate

Hold on to my faith keep loved ones near
Alone at night is when I give into my fear
Tears stream my face it is hard to see
I do not want this to be the end of me

Each day I fight on to conquer this battle
My will like iron though my body’s rattled
I draw strength from resevoirs deep within
To replenish and restore this body I’m in

Twelve months have passed since that time
I just got confirmation that I’m doing fine
My heart beckons for those that went before
The truest of angels with pink wings that soar

' They don't make bras with a single cup ' (THINK PINK!!!!!)

acquaridan

Joined September 2010

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For my Mother In Law who yesterday got the all clear for another twelve months*

OCTOBER NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

~~~PLEASE THINK PINK~~~~~

One in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85
Currently 36 women in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer every day
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, accounting for 28% of all cancer diagnoses in 2006.
The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia increased from 5,289 in 1982 to 12,614 in 2006
By 2015, the number of new breast cancer cases among women is projected to be 22% higher than in 2006, with an estimated 15,409 women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Indigenous women were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than non-Indigenous women in 2002-2006 (69 and 103 new cases per 100,000 women respectively)
The risk of breast cancer increases with age. About 24 per cent of new breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2006 were in women younger than 50 years; 51 per cent in women aged 50-69; and 25 per cent in women aged 70 and over
The age standardised incidence rate has increased from 80.7 in 1982 to 112.4 in 2006
The highest age-standardised incidence rate occurred in ACT (129.2 cases per 100,000 females), followed by Western Australia (114.9), Tasmania (114.8), Queensland (114.6), South Australia (113.5), New South Wales (113.1), Victoria (111.4) and Northern Territory (83.3)
The average age of first diagnosis was 60 years for a woman in 2006
The number of men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia increased from 62 in 1982 to 102 in 2002

www.breastcancer.org.au

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