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Annette

Anna, while I do understand that you're probably sick and tired of getting poked, prodded and treated - I hope you do go and get your breast checked. The best case scenario is that it is benign and you would been relived. If there is something wrong, you will know and have then it will be your choice whether or not to have treatment. The earlier the treatment for breast cancer, the better the outcome. By the way, I've had the same thoughts when I got the results of an irregular mammography.

March 15, 2008 Lakewood

Chuck

Keith and Darwin, I don't think anyone would argue with you about the horrors of cancer therapy. To me Ms. Heath's message is about HIV's stigma and accidentally getting used to it. Breast cancer fighters are venerated. There is a pink revolution and community. Seems for her the discovery highlighted emotionaly the social differences associated with the diseases. Live Strong Ms. Heath. Best of health to you all.

March 14, 2008 Austin

Greg

May I comment, even though I am not don't have either situation? Seems like the point here is that "something else" takes you out of a box into a position of choosing rather than having a choice made for you. I think that is the zen simplicity, and you have a right to feel exactly like you feel. Very well written. P.S. Anna, I work with your brother who introduced me to this page.

March 14, 2008 dallas

Keith

Ditto what Darwin said...living with HIV is nothing compared with living through cancer treatment...I know from experience. Get the test now while it's still small and easy to treat.

March 13, 2008 San Francisco

darwin

you wouldn't say that if in fact you had to endure the countless radiation treatments and chemo therapy sessions. Its not pretty and I am sorry you feel as though HIV has slighted your womanhood. Take it from an HIV positive cancer patient.... I will take HIV any day! P.S. you most likely will die from something other than HIV/AIDS.

March 10, 2008 edmonton

Mike T.

Nice story. I have always thought there is this big bus accident waiting for me. Then my death cert. would say accidental death. Would like to make contact with Anna. I am on the personals as captcosmos.

March 5, 2008 Sarasota

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