Immediately after we had that conversation, I did spend more time just being around my kids, not rushing off to make dinner, or put in a load of laundry, or hide in my room with my laptop. I would interact with them more, watch them play. The importance of spending time with them was crushing in its urgency.
They are just another way to keep Lisa Lamb close. Six months have passed since his sister-in-law died, leaving a hole in the Swinney family that can never be filled. Sometimes, Swinney just looks at her texts for a good chuckle.
This year, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has a different meaning for me, as my sister-in-law was diagnosed with the disease this spring. As she was going through her diagnostic testing, the whole family was certain that there was no way she could have breast cancer. When we learned of her diagnosis—and the ensuing mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, and radiation she'd undergo—we were devastated.
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I was successfully treated and expected to remain cancer free, but three years later, my cancer recurred. Then, just as I was getting a clean bill of health after another round of treatment, my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Now she needed me — and one good thing my cancer gave me was personal experience with how to be there for her.
I am the mother of a healthy four-year-old daughter. My husband's mother my daughter's grandmother and one of her sisters my daughter's great-aunt have had breast cancer in their early 50s. A few years ago, my mother mentioned genetic testing to my husband's mother in the context of whether my husband's sister, 40, was considering a test.
Appropriate feeding practices are of fundamental importance for the survival, growth, development and health of infants and young children. The aim of the present study was to collect baseline information on current infant and young child feeding practices, attitudes and knowledge in Mazabuka, Zambia, using a qualitative approach. The study was conducted in Mazabuka, km south of Lusaka in Zambia in January and February in
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If only one person meets with a genetic counselor because of this blog post, I'll know it was worth writing. This is 10 times the rate of the general population. These mutations substantially increase one's risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and slightly increase risk for other types of cancer.
When a couple is struggling to conceive, it's common to look to surrogates as a way to start a family. Often couples have to go through surrogacy agencies in order to find a woman who is prepared to be a surrogate, yet sometimes it's a woman closest to you that might selflessly volunteer—just like Maggie Paxton's sister, Morgan Williams, did for her. Meet Maggie, Danny, and Morgan: Danny and Maggie Paxton were married in Juneand they knew they wanted to start a family, yet unforeseen complications made their family plan take a different path. Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer in January during the time the couple was trying to conceive their first child.