Outrageous Openness - Excerpt

Outrageous Openness - Excerpt

OUTRAGEOUS OPENNESS, Letting the Divine Take the Lead, Tosha Silver

"Paula paid off her debts, released everything unnecessary and prepared to die. This world became a diaphanous dream. She ceased having useless conversations. She started telling everyone the truth. She stopped doing anything she didn't want, following her inner clock completely. As she realized this world would go on quite well without her, a peaceful detachment embraced her like a warm bath.

Then, a new twist.

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It's Cancer!

It's Cancer!

When you’re told that you have breast cancer, it’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. But no one knows the exact causes of breast cancer. Doctors seldom know why one woman develops breast cancer and another doesn’t, and most women who have breast cancer will never be able to pinpoint an exact cause.  What we do know is that breast cancer is always caused by damage to a cell's DNA. 

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4 Stages

4 Stages

Breast cancer appears in 4 Stages and the identification of the stage determines the best way to contain and eliminate the cancer. The stage is determined by the size of the tumor within the breast, the number of lymph nodes affected, and signs indicating whether the cancer has invaded other parts of the body.

Stage I - This lowest numbered stage represent the earliest detection of breast cancer development. At Stage I, the cancer cells are confined to a very limited area.

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Stage 4

Stage 4

 I thought Stage 4 was located in Hollywood at Twentieth Century Fox. And then, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I learned that Stage 4 was not an entertainment place. Its mention by a doctor takes the wind out of your sails and leaves you breathless and gasping for oxygen.

What does it mean to have Stage 4 breast cancer?

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1 in 8

1 in 8

So, I was sitting here on this cold snow filled day trying to think of what I could write that would bring to this small audience a post that would enlighten and embrace their minds.

1 in 8. What an amazing statistic!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 1 in 8. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It is the second leading cause of death among women. Each year in the United States more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. They are someone's Mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend, grandmother, partner, believer. We all know within our circles some woman who has or is experiencing breast cancer at some stage; I, IA, 2, 3, or 4.

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