Charlotte Lawmaker announces breast cancer battle

By The Branding Agency

Cancer is bad, and many women face bouts with breast cancer.

Just here in North Carolina, lawmaker and Republican Becky Carney, 73, announced she has breast cancer.  The good news, if there is any,…..is that she has stage 2B breast cancer; an early stage that’s usually treated successfully.  She has already undergone a lumpectomy and will begin chemotherapy treatments soon. Rep. Carney intends to continue serving in the House and campaign for re-election in November.

Another lawmaker, Rep. Julie Stokes, from Louisiana, has also had a bout with cancer.  Her bout with cancer motivated her to introduce a bill to require insurance companies to cover breast cancer screenings and for plans to cover digital breast tomuosynthesis, a procedure that created a 3D image of a breast.  The bill was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards with almost no opposition.

If you are fighting breast cancer, here is a “GOOD NEWS!” story that will raise your spirits.

A 49-year-old woman was CURED of advanced breast cancer!

Judy Perkins, an engineer from Florida, had breast cancer.  Her cancer had metastasized through her body. And, she was completely healed by a treatment that used her own immune cells to destroy the cancer cells.  Judy has been cancer free for two years since that treatment.

While the technique of immunotherapy is new, the outcome was extraordinary.  This treatment has potential as a future treatment for cancers that have resisted all other forms of therapy.

The US team was led by Dr. Steven Rosenberg, from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.  

This healing has helped to dispel the dogma that cancer is incurable.

Cancer is curable!!

…and doctors are finding new ways to eradicate cancer once and for all.  This is hugely exciting!

Charlotte Readers! – if you feel compelled after reading this to help fight cancer, we are working with Amber Tracewell the Director of Development at Carolina Breast Friends In Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can donate, volunteer, and/or support the mission of Carolina Breast Friends, a Charlotte non-profit organization that provides information, inspiration and assistance to breast cancer survivors. 

Please visit: http://www.carolinabreastfriends.org/show-your-support/contribute/