I figured I would put these up in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. I keep seeing the pink ribbons everywhere and we are doing a lot at school for raising money for and awareness of cancer. Also we just did an interesting section of immunology in my infectious disease management class on potential treatments. It was more comprehensive than many schools would include, because it dared to talk about treatments other than chemo, radiation, and surgery. I think the teachers willingness to expose us to the latest science even if the scientific community is still debating it is one of the most positive things about Temple. Because more than likely during the course of our careers these new methods will be used in many places, so while it is important to know the standard treatments it is also important to be aware of new developments. http://www.unitedforpink.com/ has many interesting/inspiring stories, medical information, and support forums for Breast Cancer. And I was reading it today and it featured an article of quotes from survivors from all over the country.
Olga Smirnova from Latvia — Be brave, optimistic and never lose your sense of humour. Even bad things sometimes turn into advantages in our life.
Yoko Kameda from Japan — Accept and go through it! Everything is a gift.
Isabelle Traeger from Finland — There is always hope and if hope is trying to leave you, there is always a place for miracles.
Maret Maasalu from Estonia — Believe in yourself.
Olena Iurchenko from Ukraine — Life is beautiful. The greatest joy and value in any woman’s life.
Andrea Doreen Stuart from the United Kingdom — Routine mammograms work!
Ingrid Valles Po from United Arab Emirates — Breast cancer is curable! Enjoy UR Life
Erika Simonic from South Africa — The only thing I have lost is my breast. I have gained: Friends, Love, Opportunities and Weight!!
Nor Azah Adnan from Malaysia — Nothing is more important in life than life itself.
Egle Melinauskiene from Lithuania — I love all women from all the world. With the best wishes.
Kim Whiting from Australia — Ladies are like butterflies. So spread your wings and fly, fly, fly.