Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) December 19, 2005
In her 6th year of survival, Melissa Buhmeyer can look back and tell you a thing or two about breast cancer.
“I clearly remember the words, “You have breast cancer.” Those four little words changed my world in the course of two seconds. I was 39 years old, had been married for only a year, had a 12-year-old daughter, and was scared to death. Over the next year and a half, I had two mastectomies, chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and radiation to both sides of my chest, with a Stage IIIa invasive lobular carcinoma, 8 of 10 nodes positive, and a 40% chance of surviving five years. That was six years ago.
I desperately wanted to hear from someone who had been down the road I was about to travel, someone who could give me hope for a life after breast cancer treatment. The focus of this site is to bring breaking breast cancer news, articles, and survivor experiences together in one place. Everyone needs a place to start in the information gathering process of making decisions about treatment; decisions which are, quite literally, the most important ones of their lives.
Our aim is to encourage input from breast cancer survivors, visiting the site, so they can encourage those who, are in many cases, facing the darkest moments of their lives. By having an information repository combined with first hand perspectives, we hope to fill that void.” says Buhmeyer.
Breastcancer-treatment.us encourages the submission of stories from other breast cancer survivors. The authors can chose to be anonymous, if they wish, or receive full credit. User-submitted experiences are then posted to a dedicated portion of the site, added to the article rotation, and broadcast over the daily-updated RSS feed.
“While we have an enormous amount of information on the site already, it will be the survivors who visit and contribute to the site who ultimately become the greatest resource to the newly diagnosed,” Buhmeyer said.
The site is now open to the public and can be found at: http://www.breastcancer-treatment.us