This page is for rare cancers or rare cancer types.
So, I happen to have had a rare type of breast cancer. It’s called mucinous or colloid, take your pick. And it usually only happens to older women (Usually to women 65+, I’m 40 something, in case you forgot, LOL). I recently attended a conference for young women (c4yw.org) with breast cancer. It was a lovely conference, but the funny part to me was when I got to say into the microphone in front of 400+ women, “If anyone has the mucinous or colloid type, I’d love to meet with you” and I repeated myself. Have you ever seen the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? I felt like the teacher in the movie saying, “Bueller, Bueller…..” followed by dead silence in which you can hear the crickets chirping, if any are in the room. LOL !! So, while having a “rare type” of cancer sounds “SO COOL”, it really isn’t. When you have a rare type, there’s not usually alot of medical literature available on it, and you really have trouble finding the other people in the world who are dealing with the same type!! So, high five to you, if you happen to have a “rare type”, welcome to the “few and far between” club!!! Ha ha ha!! (Canshare/Feb 2012)
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