Find A Cure - Missouri  LbNA # 59382 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateNov 13 2010
LocationCancer Center, Osage Beach, MO
Found By LadyEilonwy
Last Found Aug 11 2011
Hike Distance?

According to the American Cancer Society, there are now about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it many questions, and requires sudden decision making about surgery and treatment. Her journey began in Japan where she received her diagnosis and the American doctors insisted she come back to the States for surgery and follow-up treatment as necessary. And so, we met in this middle of the US for phase two and now on to phase three, chemo. Before her surgery, she asked me to plant a letterbox on her behalf for cancer awareness. Her journey has not ended. We hope and pray for A Cure. Below the clue to the box is an important message.

To the box:
Lake Regional Cancer Center
Left and up the hill is a pleasant sitting area just outside the ER
Supported by a circular wall
Below, remember Austen Tyler & Mackenzi Porth
Behind this remembrance but slightly right
Seek between two that are evergreen.

Important Message:
One of the earliest signs of breast cancer can be an abnormality that shows up on a mammogram before it can be felt. The most common signs of breast cancer are a lump in the breast; abnormal thickening of the breast; or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Finding a lump or change in your breast does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. Additional changes that may also be signs of breast cancer include:

* Any new, hard lump or thickening in any part of the breast
* Change in breast size or shape
* Dimpling or puckering of the skin
* Swelling, redness or warmth that does not go away
* Pain in one spot that does not vary with your monthly cycle
* Pulling in of the nipple
* Nipple discharge that starts suddenly and appears only in one breast
* An itchy, sore or scaling area on one nipple

And guys, believe it or not, you can get breast cancer too.
If you discover any of these abnormalities, seek medical attention soon.