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My Testimony By C. Reades

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85 % of breast cancer occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. Get a screening mammogram once a year. Do regular self-breast exams.

On June 28, 2018 went for a routine mammogram; the next day, I received a call from my GYN doctor’s office. The radiologist requested me to have a repeat mammogram in 3-D and ultrasound. They wanted to re-examine because there were many suspicious areas—I scheduled a repeat mammogram and ultrasound the following week.

The radiologist who came in after testing told me the areas of concern were suspicious. He recommends I have a biopsy of the sites. I was praying and believing God for complete healing during that time, and the areas would be gone when I went back to his office —on July 31, 2018. When I returned for the results I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. I was in shock and disbelief, but God had another plan to heal me through my treatment. I went through chemotherapy, radiation, and lumpectomy. I am now cancer-free by the grace of God.

While on this journey, my oncologist also recommended cutting back on my meat and sugar intake. I did some research and discovered that a plant-based diet was important for my recovery and healing process.

I started on the plant based diet as recommended, however, I eventually added some chicken and fish. I also added supplements and vitamins from the company I work with, Peak performance, and it helped me not feel so tired through my journey. Ginger and mint tea helped with nausea, and I was able to eat small frequent meals.

By Carolyn Reades, RN

My encouragement is to trust and believe in Jesus Christ as your lord and savior the great physician and healer. Eat a healthy diet and exercise to your comfortability. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Breast Cancer Facts

Forty thousand women and 430 men die of breast cancer each year in the United States. African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate-the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group. Among women younger than 45, breast cancer incidences are higher among African Americans than White women. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer throughout their lifetime. 85 % of breast cancer occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.