Andrea Mitchell diagnosed with breast cancer
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Some posters on the WebMD Facebook page thought saying a "terrific prognosis" was strange - what do you guys think?

Andrea Mitchell, NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent, announced on air Wednesday that she has breast cancer, saying to other women: "Screening matters. Do it."


"I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week, but instead discovered that I am now among the 1 in 8 women in this country — incredibly 1 in 8 — who have had breast cancer," the veteran journalist said.


"Mine was discovered during my annual screening just a short time ago," she said. "Luckily for me, I am one of the fortunate ones; we discovered it in the earliest stage, it hadn't spread, and I'm already back at work with a terrific prognosis."
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GGrandmaJan responded:
Haylen, Why in the world would they say that? Doesn't make any sense to me. They caught it early which is Great. Now maybe she can spread the news about early detection??? And how important it is!!!!!
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Jan
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mhall6252 responded:
She has a Facebook page...here is the link:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Mitchell/107877669240538

Here is my comment on the Facebook page:

Andrea - sorry to hear that you have joined the club no one wants to join. Now is your opportunity to help tell the truth about breast cancer. That after treatment, if you die of something else, you were probably cured. That many women with early stage breast cancer, despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, have recurrences and/or develop metastatic breast cancer, for which there is NO CURE. Tell the stories of women who are diagnosed in their late 20s, some even pregnant, and are already Stage IV because their doctors thought they were "too young" to have breast cancer. Tell the stories of women who have been in treatment for 5, 10 or 15 years just hoping that some day there is a cure for their Stage IV cancer. Tell the stories of women, like myself, whose cancer had not spread, whose sentinel nodes showed no sign of cancer, who underwent lumpectomy and radiation and anti-hormone therapy and who were under the constant vigilance of their oncologist and breast surgeon, who STILL have a recurrence within a few months that is even more aggressive than the first instance. There's a lot to tell, Andrea; and you have the opportunity to raise awareness in a way no "Pinktober" or silly Facebook game, or other misguided effort can possibly accomplish. You can read my story at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com I challenge you to use your journalistic talents to spread the truth about the disease that affects so many of us! Michelle's Road to Recovery www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com
 
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GGrandmaJan replied to mhall6252's response:
Good for you, Michelle!!!!! You go gal. I never thought of replying on her FB page. Perhaps I should tell her my story also. After doing everything Dr's told me I end up with a worse ca. Well, perhaps not as I don't want to scare any of the women that have had rads. But so many in the world thinks there is a "CURE" just because there are treatments. Many hide their heads in the sand afraid to just get the 1st mammo. Yes, she could really make a difference if she only would.

There is an "Angiosarcoma Cancer" group on FB. Judy from here) told me about it. They have a website also. But it is really--really sad to read all the stories. These women are all so young and was mis-diagnosed for months. Two of the women are trying their best to get research done on angio. Of course, angio is not just from rads and can occur elewhere in the body. Take a peek if you have time some day.
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Jan
Yesterday is History--Tomorrow is a Mystery--Today is a Gift that is why it's called---The Present!!!----Quoted from Eleanor Roosevelt.