Son Diagnosed With 2 Types Of Cancer, Then Mom Gets Call That Brings Her To Knees

Cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses you could ever get. Just that one word – cancer – evokes so much pain, fear, and heartache.

When someone is diagnosed with cancer and going through treatments, it always helps to have loved ones by their sides supporting them and giving them strength when they feel like they have none.

Thankfully, Abraham Moreno Edwards and his mom Amanda have each other.

Back in February, Amanda took Abraham (ar Abs for short) to the doctor for what she thought was a cold. Heartbreakingly, the young boy ended up being diagnosed with two completely unrelated types of blood cancer – lymphoblastic leukemia and myeloid leukemia.

They began taking the necessary steps toward getting Abs treated, then came another blow. Just six weeks later, Amanda found a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Now Amanda and Abs are both going through chemotherapy treatments.

Egg heads together

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Amanda says this experience, though frightening, has brought she and her son closer together than ever.

“Abs knows that I know what he’s going through. We have been bonded by it. It is a special bond only me and him know,” she said.

“We are a team,” she added. “We have a joke about both being bald and who looks best. We try to laugh to keep our spirits up. But in truth it is very frightening.

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“Our life is on hold and currently revolves around hospital appointments, we live from one to the next. But we just get on with it – we have to. What choice do we have?”

Abs’ bravery, she says, has helped her deal with her own cancer.

5 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer That Many Women Ignore!

The following five warning signs of breast cancer are ones that many women tend to shrug off, but recognizing them may be vital to saving your life.

A New Mole / Change in an Existing Mole

While moles are more commonly associated with a higher risk of skin cancer, they may also be linked to breast cancer.

In one study, researchers followed 89,902 women  ages 40-65 years old, and noted their medical records over a period of 18 years. The number of moles each woman had was documented at the beginning of the study.

During the study, 5,956 of the women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers found that the women who had the most moles out of the group had a 13% higher risk of breast cancer than women who had no moles.

If you notice a new mole, or any type of change in an existing mole, visit a health care professional.

A Cough or Hoarse Throat That Won’t Subside

A  cancer that starts in one area is known as the primary cancer. If some cancer cells break away from the primary cancer and move on to another part of the body, they can form another tumor, called secondary cancer.

Breast cancer can spread to the lungs, and it can be detected by a prolonged cough or hoarseness.

Cancer spreads to the lungs in 60-70% of women who become terminally ill from breast cancer. The most common signs are shortness of breath and dry cough.

Changes in the Bladder or Bowels

Breast cancer can cause hormonal changes that dry out the urethra, and make it difficult to control the bladder.

This is known as incontinence, and common signs include leaking urine during activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising, experiencing sudden and urgent needs to urinate, and urination that takes longer than usual.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a health care professional.

Scientists In Amsterdam Just Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors In 11 Days Without Chemo

Any day where a new study shows a potential cure for cancer is a good day, and scientists in Europe may have found a breakthrough for breast cancer.

The most common cancer in women, around 1 in 8 American women will develop it in their lifetime; the clinical trial may have found a way to rid us of it once and for all in the future.

  • Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Research presented by Professor Nigel Bundred at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam revealed that they had tested the effectiveness of a pair of drugs known as Herceptin (a.k.a trastuzumab) and Lapatinib.

The two drugs are commonly used in breast cancer treatment already, but this is the first time they had been combined together and used before surgery and chemotherapy.

What they found was they were able to eliminate some types of breast cancer in just 11 days Funded by Cancer Research UK, they aimed to use these drugs to combat a protein called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) which affects the growth and division of cancer cells. It’s also more likely to return than other cancer types.

What also makes this treatment so appealing is the fact that it may eliminate the need for chemotherapy and/or surgery in some cases.

6 Commonly Missed Signs of Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer

An estimated 22,280 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 14,240 women will die.

Unfortunately, most women are not aware of the dangers or symptoms of ovarian cancer, and many realize they have a problem too late. There is also a general lack of knowledge about ovarian cancer and what it does to the body.

  • Here are 6 Commonly Missed Signs of Ovarian Cancer!
  • Swollen or Bloated Abdomen

Swelling happens when fluid, called ascites, is trapped in the abdominal cavity. This is a symptom that occurs later as the disease progresses, but can still be blamed on other health issues.

Thus, it is important to keep track of your health and compare this symptom to any of the other signs below.Bloated Abdomen

Persistent Pain in the Abdomen or Pelvis

Chronic pain that displays itself in the abdomen or pelvis is a clear sign that something is wrong. This is a symptom for both ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts.

Any pain that does not go away after a couple of days should be taken very seriously.Pain in the Abdomen

Feeling Full or Difficulty Eating

Oddly enough, women who are suffering from ovarian cancer will feel full faster and will have difficulty eating as much as usual.

This is most likely because the cancer is disrupting the hormones that control metabolism.Difficulty Eating

Urinary Problems

Increase urination is a sign of ovarian cancer. The fluid that builds up, and causes the swelling mentioned above will push on the bladder. Continue reading 6 Commonly Missed Signs of Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer