A Ten Year Old With Breast Cancer
Last night I went to breastcancer.org, a website I occasionally go too, to get information. Last night I was shocked to read a post from a young mother. A twenty nine year old mother was not on the site for herself. She just found out the lump that her daughter had, came back positive for cancer. She had not researched anything, and as you can imagine is very shocked. I have never heard of a ten year old getting breast cancer. It is very rare, but it has happened. This young 10 year old girl has stage two invasive cancer. Stage 2 at ten! I found myself terrified for this young girl. She is also a triple negative cancer patient. Which means they do not know what feeds her cancer.
Can you imagine, especially if you are a mother. My heart goes out to this family today. The are entering the fast track pace of cancer land. There lives have been forever turned upside down. Surgery, chemo, radiation….. and possibly having to face the fact that this girl may in fact have cancer in other places.
I am reminded every day that cancer has no boundaries, it can affect anyone at anytime.