Her life turned into a saga of hospital stays where she underwent several surgeries to stop the growth of the tumor. They were unsuccessful and her doctors gave her a prognosis of six months to live. The doctors gave her the option of having full brain radiation. It wouldn’t necessarily save her life, but it would possibly extend the time. However, the quality of her life would be greatly diminished and she would have to suffer from the side effects including loss of hair and a burnt scalp.
This is why doctors encourage their patients to come to their follow-ups. Doctors aren’t really sure that if the disease doesn’t recur in a few years it doesn’t mean it won’t. This cancer is slow growing so the disease may recur in about 10 to 20 years; however time does affect the likelihood of recurrence so if there are no signs of the cancer in the x-ray then there is a chance the disease won’t recur. Doctors and medical professionals can offer only so much support and every woman who has been diagnosed with is deals with the consequences of treatment and diagnosis no matter how strong she is needs emotional support.
Christians face end-of-life decisions in all their ambiguity, knowing we are responsible ultimately to God, whose grace comforts, forgives, and frees us in our dilemmas. Which decisions about dying are morally acceptable to concernd Christians, and which ones go beyond morally acceptable limits? Which medical practices and public policies allow for more humane treatment for those who are dying and which ones open the door to abuse and the violation of human dignity? Proposals in various states to legalize physician-assisted death  point to renewed interest in these old questions. ELCA members, congregations, and institutions need to address these questions through prayer and careful reflection.
One battle that is not easy to fight, but winning the battle is worth it all is breast cancer. The reason I chose to write about breast cancer is because my aunt who means a lot to me was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Many people hear and discuss about breast, but they do not what it means and why it is important. When a tumor that is malignant is found in the cells in the breast and its spreads through the surrounding tissues in the breast is known as breast cancer. Most women are not usually alert if they have the disease because they do not know how to check for lumps in their breasts.
She want to be in the best health, surgery was not an option. Her baby was too small to be born yet ,” meaning too premature.” (Thornton )She wanted to keep treating her cancer but, the doctors said that should wait until 28 weeks.She waited and the doctors she it was too dangerous and they wouldn’t help.So they want to cort.The court made it distion and at time is was very ill. The court order a surguy but the doctor said that if she goes into surgery she might not make it. She refused, but the doctors could not refused the courts orders. She was rolled into the surgery room.
She began to suffer from hair and weight loss as well as the color change of her skin. My mind began to intersect with thoughts of her dying from cancer. I decided negativity would no longer control my thoughts; I had a grandmother who needed me to be strong and think positive about her condition, regardless of the situation and her physical changes. During the time of my grandmother chemotherapy treatments, I would miss school to attend her appointments. As a sophomore in high school, I could only miss a small amount of days before any negative effects displayed toward my grades.
Allowing there to be an alternative and options for those who are terminally ill will allow them to live life with a bit more ease and comfort. Campaign For Dignity In Dying states, “1in 6 dying people in Oregon speak openly to friends and family about whether assisted dying might comfort them” (Assisted Dying). Patients who know that they’re going to die soon find comfort in knowing that if their health deteriorates and their pain becomes unbearable, they have an option living their life until they feel it is time to go. Recently, news spread about a 29 year-old woman, named Brittany Maynard, who was diagnosed with stage four-brain cancer. She was told she has six months to live, so she packed up her belongings and made the move from California to Oregon (“About Brittany Maynard”).
A few of the chronic health conditions that occur in my family are breast cancer and high blood pressure. My great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer later in her life, this was a while ago so she did not receive the type of treatment needed. One reason being that in that time period you needed to catch it early on for them to do much with it, and the second reason being that she caught it too late. Breast Cancer is not something that she overcame, since her diagnosis no one else in the family has been diagnosed. My grandmother is getting close to the age where most women are diagnosed but it is not something that has occurred since then.
With family support, she went through intense chemotherapy treatment, where she responded positively, and was cancer free for four years. But during a regular screening last year, the doctors found another cancerous tumor affecting her left side breast. For all of us as a family, the news was a shock, because we all thought that it will not re-occur again. She started the fighting journey again, and until this date she is going through treatment, and with our support we hope that she defeats this illness. This experience I went through made me question the effectiveness of chemotherapy used to treat cancer, the pharmacology of the drugs used, and how we ca... ... middle of paper ... ...alysis methods.
In conclusion, seeing first hand what breast cancer can do to a person I have learned to be cautious. Also, through this research I have learned more than I can imagine and ways that will help me improve not only my lifestyle but also my families. I tend to eat healthy and don 't smoke or drink as well as try to exercise but now I can impliment this to my family so that they can do better to prevent this desese. It is shown to me how important it really is to get examined every once in a while and to be more educated in the topic of breast cancer because one never really know if they will get throughout that in their lives.