A Thanksgiving Special:
Exclusive Interview With the First Lady of Florida. A diagnosis of cancer can usually come out of the blue but Mrs. De Santis had a nagging feeling and stuck by her initial instincts and went immediately for a mammogram.
Mammograms are hardly pleasant and usually very uncomfortable but they can detect the tiniest cancer developing in a women’s breast(s). Woman should always check if they have the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes which is being proactive and a women can decide to have a double mastectomy and sometimes even a partial hysterectomy to live a cancer free life. And these are all personal choices only a person can choose for themselves.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2009 and it was triple negative and very invasive because of that I had to have chemo, surgery and radiation. Other women with a different diagnosis can elect to have a lumpectomy with radiation. I felt very blessed because I found the cancer tumor early enough to get treatment and live a full life. Mothers usually think of their children first and their husbands when they are diagnosed with cancer. I hope you enjoy this small film and story of inspiration. ~ Natalie