The PBCC hears from many women each week who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Recently, I took a call from a mother whose 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. 15! I spoke to her for over 20 minutes in awe. She seemed to have everything in order: doctor’s appointments, courses of treatment, breast cancer statistics, etc. She even spoke of her daughter’s “pediatric breast oncologist” – those are three words you don’t hear together every day!
We will send her daughter one of our Friends Like Me care packages filled with lots of information and soft touches – I only wish we had more to provide her about teenage diagnosis. Thankfully, this is not something we hear of everyday. I hope that by talking and listening to their story I was able to help in some way.
If you or a loved one are diagnosed with breast cancer, please feel free to call us at 800-377-8828 – we’re happy to help in any way we can!