Breast cancer touches the lives of millions of people each year. In 2014, the tally for deaths related to breast cancer is expected to be 40,000 in the United States alone. The good news is, there are survivors and thrivers. They share their experience with the disease, strength during treatment and hope to find a cure. Some of those women touched by breast cancer are spreading awareness by writing about their experiences in blogs. Here are 4 breast cancer blogs you should read.
lookingforwardlivinglife.com Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She’s now cancer-free and writes about life after cancer and life is still challenging. She’s certainly been knocked down, but not even cancer could keep her from getting back up again. Cancer is only part of her story and anyone can walk away from her writing with a little more wisdom.
smallboobsbigsmiles.com Jackie is incredibly inspiring. She was diagnosed with breast cancer less than a year ago, sharing her experience with treatment and the ups and downs along the way. Her blog is a bright light in the dark tunnel of cancer — whether she’s talking about her father’s pick-me-up notes she carries with her every day or how her toenail fell off because of cancer treatment, there’s sunshine beneath every word she writes.
katebreastcancer.blogspot.com Kate has been documenting her life with cancer since 2012. She sugarcoats nothing and her writing is real and raw and leads you into the harsh reality of living with cancer — pills, shots, asthma inhalers — being a mother, a daughter, a partner while going through treatment and still gathering the energy to walk to raise money for breast cancer research. The purpose of her blog is not to raise awareness of breast cancer, but she’s being of service by sharing her experience, strength and hope.
funkygenes.org The odds were against Rachel, but she took action to beat those odds. She tested positive for the BRCA2 gene which, to sum it up, almost guarantees a cancer diagnosis. For years she ignored the idea of having a double mastectomy, but earlier this year, she went through with it and documented every step (with some help from her husband). She had an opportunity to avoid cancer and now she’s giving you the opportunity to read about that experience.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and these women took “awareness” to a whole new level and pushed it into action. While awareness is a great idea in theory, it’s action that makes a difference. Let them be an example of Breast Cancer Action.