Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Screening

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog – but I wanted to remind everyone that it is still Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are conflicting recommendations out there – bottom line – talk to your doctor, know your body, and if something doesn’t seem right – get checked out.

With that introduction, I’d like to post this note from my wife who completed another phase in her treatment of Breast Cancer.

Dear Chemo,

I’m just not that into you. We’re done. Our 4 months together needs to end. It’s been a one sided relationship. You took my hair, my eyebrows, my eyelashes. Because of you I needed 5 units of blood. You sucked the energy out of me, left me with fevers, a barking cough, severe nausea that had me vomiting in mid sentence. Not to mention you consumed most of my thoughts. My hands peeled off and now my cellphone won’t recognize my fingerprints! You tried to strip me of my identity, my dignity and my pre-menopausal status. But I’m still standing! So after 4 long months I am so glad this relationship is ending today. My only request, you did your job. You killed any remaining cancer cells. If you did, then the past 4 months with you was worth it.

Signed,

Breast Cancer Survivor

P.S. we are never, ever, ever getting back together.

#lastchemo #finishedontime #cancersurvivor #fightlikeagirl #halloweenchemo

Author: Eric Goldberg, MD, FACP

I am a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician. I currently practice at and am the Medical Director of NYU Langone Internal Medicine Associates. Posts are my opinion and not medical advice or an official position of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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