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Change of Perspective

rgarrett24 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 7:35 AM
My mother suffered from repeated cerebral hemorrhages. Whenever anyone came to our classroom door in elementary school my heart would sink.

I heard the news of the Boston Marathon bombings just a few minutes after I had undergone a biopsy. An annual OB exam had revealed an enlarged uterus. The scan that followed a few hours later showed a polyp, and a biopsy was performed the same day.

In for a checkup and out with a biopsy. While that might seem fast to some, the speed was called for due to the medical history of my mother and her family.

The link between cancer and my mother begins before I was born. Her father died of cancer while she was pregnant with...