Chris's Journey

Breast Cancer Statistics

We encourge everyone to listen to ther bodies. There isn't anyone that knows your body like you do! It could save your life!

Chris discovered thru self breast exam in December of 2012, a small lump on her left breast. Chris visited her doctor's, and went through a lump ectomy to have this pea size cancer cell removed. As, Chris went throught the Chemo and radiaion, she never let this thing called "Cancer" bring her down.  Her doctors and nurses where amazed at her attitude, still working full time, and be coming an advocate for breast cancer each week she went for treatment. Then in September 2013 she had completed her treatments and was given an all clear.  Although shd had little ailments pop up after treatment like shingles, fever blisters, and ear aches. She was a "Survivor", and she faced every challenge along the way head on!!!

Then in October of 2014 Chris began feeling very ill,(flu like symptoms.) After several doctors visits, she was scheduled for an MRI on December 8, 2014.  The MRI showed Chris had serval brain lesions. Treatment was aggressive this time around, because the Cancer came back, Breast Brain Cancer.  Survivor rates are low, but not unheard of, so the gloves went back on,and Chris was going to fight with all she had.  Chris fought this second battle with everything, this thing called Cancer may have taken the ability to drive, and attacked her motor skills (speech, hands, and legs). Cancer could not take Chris's big heart, soul and personality away from us.  Although Chris was not able to defeat Cancer, her mission of getting awareness out about Breast Cancer still lives on thru "Miracles are Pink."  

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. The risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower in Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women.
  • Did you know the best time to do a self breast exam is 10 days after your menstrual cycle.