My Cancer Diagnosis

The year I turned 35 my physician requested that I get a baseline mammogram. No one in my family had been diagnosed with cancer, so I was in no rush. I was a single parent with three teenaged daughters so when on earth was I supposed to schedule that? Needless to say, I did not…

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month

Lymphedema is defined in the dictionary as a “localized swelling of the body caused by an abnormal accumulation of lymph.” That sort of reads like another language to most people. The lymph or lymphatic system is part of your immune system. At it’s most basic level, the lymphatic system is composed of lymph nodes and…

Who is Love of Lisa Cancer & Lymphedema Fund?

When I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer in 2012, I was caught off guard. I was a single mother of three daughters and did NOT have time for cancer, the treatments for cancer, or ongoing care for it. I especially could not die and leave my girls. I started searching on the internet…

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