As we all know, cancer awareness months are great campaigns to highlight the various cancers, the need for funding for research and development of drugs, assistance for patients and promoting prevention, screenings/early detection. However, we are all too aware that cancer can become a part of a person's life all too suddenly, without warning and it certainly does not discriminate.
This week we feature the journeys of young women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. The awareness is to bring about the information that should be shared with everyone - especially young women. The controversy of mammograms and screenings for breast cancer continues as the age range was suggested for annual screenings women over 40 - now suggested to begin at 50 years old. Well, for Kristina Hernandez, Maimah Karmo and Mona Harris breast cancer did not wait for them to reach 50 years old. It came much sooner, even sooner than 40 years old.
While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.