I am dedicating this post to the memory of Verdell, my friend who died of breast cancer at age 45 (I have many more who are survivors and doing well). We've come a long way since then, both in treatment and cure. We know much more now, and there are many new treatments ... it makes me thankful for all the research that is being done. Be sure to get a mammogram, by the way!
--Not my photo of course, though I would have loved being there.