I know that there is much debate in the medical community about when a person is considered "cancer free." Many doctors won't say cancer free until the five year mark. Some doctors won't ever say it, they will just say "No Evidence of Disease."
One year ago today, I had all of my cancer surgically removed from my body. I followed up with radiation just to make sure that it was all removed. So I consider myself to be one year cancer free! It has been an emotional day for me. I didn't realize how many emotions I had right under the surface. I am so grateful to be here with my family. I am especially thankful today that the Lord has blessed me with good health this past year.
I know that if the cancer returns, it is most likely to happen in the next 4 years. I am vigilant when it comes to getting my check ups and mammograms. If it does return again, I am prepared for the fight!
"For we do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."