Brenda is a 6 year survivor breast cancer who told her doctor, "So I've got breast cancer. What do you want to do about it and when do you want to start?"
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I was diagnosed in 2001 with breast cancer. Six months before that, I had lost my son to drowning and I knew then that I had a lump but I wouldn’t get to the doctor. So in February, I found to give up — diagnosed Stage 2 breast cancer. I had surgery. A six year survivor and when the doctor told me I had breast cancer, I just looked at him sort of funny and said, “So?” And he had never that reaction before and I told him and said “Well, let me put it in prospective.” I said “When you loose a child, nothing else matters.” I said, “So I’ve got breast cancer, what do you want to do about it and when you want to start?” And I made up my mind right there and there that if you wanted me, it was going to fight for it. And I’ve been fighting for six years. And I’m doing good. I’m still cancer free. Just got my last check up done. Got another whole year cancer free to go. So all I can say to you people, don’t ever give up. Fight it whatever thing you’d got and just let God do the rest. That’s the way to do it. And encourage everybody to have you mammograms and everything.