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What cancer means to us #CancerAwareness #RLFblog #PMIncCancer does not discriminate, it does not care if you are a mother, father, grandparent, child, what color your skin is, nor whether you have money. Cancer is an invasive, pervasive disease that is only out to destroy.

Too often we hear ‘they are too young’, ‘only women get breast cancer’, or ‘I don’t do anything unhealthy’, then we hear about how a child has leukemia, or a man has gotten breast cancer, or how someone who has never taken junk into their body has developed cancer.

It does not care if you are 1 month or 90 years old, it does not care what the ‘average age’ is. Staying ahead of it, the best you can, is the only way to truly stand a fighting chance. Knowing the facts, asking about your family’s medical history, understanding your own personal risk are ways to start fighting now and not just for yourself but for your loved ones.

Below are just some statistics listed concerning cancer taken from the National Cancer Institute. We encourage each of you to not only check out the other statistics but also look for other indicators and BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE and the ADVOCATE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. No one knows your family history as well as you do. Sure, you can notify your doctor when you fill out those initial forms but your medical record does not necessarily reflect your parents, children, or grandchildren’s records. Just because you have the same provider it does not mean that they will remember your medical history when talking to your loved ones. So, write it out, save the information, share it with other members, and stand up for your own medical care.

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From Dee

My Uncle, Aunt, Grandfather, Stepmother, and other members of my family have all died not only from cancer but also from the treatments involved. Chemo itself can be deadly. When I recently took my son to get a workup done, I told them I wanted him to have a complete workup including being tested for Prostate Cancer. The initial reaction was ‘he’s too young, we don’t check for that until they are older’. Of course, I informed them that my Uncle was diagnosed in his late 30’s and that several other members on my Dad’s side have dealt with or were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. This did not include the various other types of cancers that have passed through my family tree. If I had not been with him to provide the information again, they may have missed out on certain test needed. When I go with any of my children or my dad to their appointments, I often provide information about medical concerns and history so that the doctor is aware. Some cancers are inherited others are behaviorally passed on, knowing which types are in your genetic pool is important to understand and discuss with your doctor.

From Cindy

Cancer does not only effect those who have it but also those around them. My Dad had Lung Cancer and his Dad had Prostate Cancer. My Mom went through Breast, Lung and Colon Cancer in her lifetime. With each one my sisters and I made it imperative to always be checked and ensured other members of our family were aware that our family is at a higher risk to develop Cancer no matter what type. The psychological toll it takes on family, friends and caregivers is very difficult. A strong support system in imperative to everyone.

So be sure to know your medical history, gather and confide in those around you for support, and most important don’t skip your annual physicals and screenings.

No One is Excluded. Awareness and Early Detection May Save You.

According to the National Cancer Institute (n.d.) Statistics at a Glance: The Burden of Cancer in the United States

  • In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 people will die from the disease.
  • The most common cancers (listed in descending order according to estimated new cases in 2018) are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, melanoma of the skin, bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, endometrial cancer, leukemia, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver cancer.
  • The number of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 439.2 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2011–2015 cases).
  • The number of cancer deaths (cancer mortality) is 163.5 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2011–2015 deaths).
  • Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (196.8 per 100,000 men and 139.6 per 100,000 women). When comparing groups based on race/ethnicity and sex, cancer mortality is highest in African American men (239.9 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (88.3 per 100,000).

If you ever need a friend or someone to just listen and not judge, feel free to drop us a line. We do understand and being someone’s pen pal is just one way we can make a difference in other people’s lives.

~ Dee and Cindy

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Dee is the blog designer and guru for Romance Lives Forever as well as my Kayelle Allen website. I’m honored to have her here sharing her fighting cancer story.

Fighting Cancer

Living for the dead, missing out on the living. Dee from PM Inc on Fighting Cancer @pmnp #AttackingCancer #Cancer Hi, my name is Dee; both my manager, Cindy, and I have been affected by Cancer. Through the loss of loved ones, supporting family and friends, having our own trials with it, it does sometimes seem like cancer is winning the battle. However, that is not exactly the case. Yes, it has taken some very important people from our lives but we have also learned more about ways to fight cancer. We know now that it is more than just genetics but also the environment you are in and what you take into your body.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but each month, day, and year is also a time to be aware of the new developments in fighting and surviving cancer and it’s treatments. A year ago I could not have told you why mom had to pass away. I could not have told you what good came from it. Today I know that she fought a long hard battle, that she was tired and her quality of life just was not the same. I can also tell you that she would not have wanted us to wallow in her passing. I did just that for several months; I was unwilling to let her go and because of it I ended up living for the dead and missing out on the living. I can barely remember any memorable moments over the past year because I spent so much of it disconnected from the world. Through my faith, I have been able to see the light of day again and know that Mom is safe in Heaven, no more suffering, no more treatments, no more blood disorders or other complications from cancer treatments.

In the past, I have tried to live a healthier life, I want to be around to watch my four grandchildren grow up and live to see my great-grandchildren. I also want to be there for my dad, so I have off and on attempted to live healthier but it was not until about 6 months ago I started sticking to it. I own a bicycle now, and yup I ride it. I go for walks every day even when it’s not convenient. Most days I try to go to bed at a decent hour so I can get much-needed rest. I pay more attention to not what’s just around me but what I put into my body. Having so many family members and my own trial with cancer, I am at too high of a risk to ignore it. So instead of waiting on it to happen, I am being proactive about it. Guess what? My family supports me in this.

For those who have lost someone to cancer, I do not know that we ever truly get beyond that point but we can live for them. We can fight for them. We can show the world they mattered by not sitting back and waiting for it to happen to us.

I hope that each person reading this takes something for themselves. Whether it is eating healthier, getting out and exercising more, or seeking support from a group or counselor, that they just make the conscious decision to do something and not wait on cancer or any other disease to affect their lives.

If you ever need a friend or someone to just listen and not judge, feel free to drop us a line. We do understand and being someone’s pen pal is just one way we can make a difference in other people’s lives.

Dee and Cindy

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The Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Vicki Batman

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus

on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. This month I was very surprised to
find myself in the running for both top blogger and top chatter. That’s never happened
before. The Cancer Awareness week tribute to a late friend and the MFRW
Founding Day tribute put me in both 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Thank
you for the wonderful support. There was a tie for 5th place. I have noted the Cancer Awareness posts below.

Congratulations to each one!
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
3 Dee Owens (Cancer Awareness)
4 Emily Mims
5 Lloyd Meeker (Cancer Awareness), Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Honorable mention:  Merry Holly

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month
in alphabetical order by first name are:
Andrea Downing, Beverly Ovalle (Pets for Vets),
Carmen Stefanescu, Houston Havens, Jordan K Rose (Cancer Awareness), Kate
Hill, Kathy Kulig, Kendra Saunders, Krista
Ames, Laurel Richards, Lauren Linwood, Livia Quinn (Cancer Awareness), Marie
Johnston, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Paul Lonardo, Rebecca Barber, Rue Allyn,
Tina Gayle (Cancer Awareness).
Dee Owens from Personalized
Marketing Inc is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog celebrate Cancer
Awareness Week 2016. Dee handles the websites for Kayelle Allen, The Author’sSecret, Marketing for Romance Writers, and several others. Her new design for the
new Romance Lives Forever Blog will encore in

Hello Everyone,
My name is Dee Owens, single mother, grandmother, cancer survivor and
for Cancer Awareness. I have had several family members, friends,
coworkers face different types of cancer. I myself have had my own dealings
with breast cancer. Cancer does not care what color we are, where we grew up,
how rich or poor we are. No one deserves to have to deal with cancer and no one
ever asks for it. Over the decades we have become more aware of what cancer is,
where it comes from and ways to detect it. Many do not realize that Cancer is
GENETIC, this means that if someone in your family has had it your chances of
getting it have increased. If we think about it, it makes sense that it can be
passed genetically, allergies, eye color, hair color, body types, diabetes are
all genetically passed from one generation to the next.
Cancer does not just affect the person who has it but also those that
take care of them. Fighting cancer is more than going and getting treatments,
eating differently, or trying to live heathier, it is also about the emotional
and financial drain it can have on you and your loved ones. Cancer treatments
are often covered by medical insurance but not always and never 100% cost. When
you think about how much it cost to just drive to the store, then imagine
having to drive that 2-3 times a week, every week for an extended period of
time. Or think about the additional equipment that is added to homes or the
missed ballgame because of treatment or just feeling bad. These are all tolls
that hit a family hard. That’s why I decided to help support those fighting
cancer and their loved ones by donating my time, finances, effort and skills.
My company provides free domain name, hosting and maintenance for an online
Cancer Awareness Community,
We also do yearly donations to local charities or organizations that
help others. Plus, we take time to show support of others by simply letting
people know they aren’t alone. Which in our opinion is probably one of the
single most important things we can do in the Fight Against Cancer.
I am also the Owner/CEO/Founder of Personalized Marketing Inc, also
known as Personalized Marketing and Promotions. Being a single mother and
needing a way to support my family but also be a stay-at-home mother, meant I
needed a change. I began my journey in 2005 when I published my first novel,
got a basic website and wanted to learn more. Personalized Marketing Inc opened
in August of 2008 when a friend needing videos wondered why I didn’t offer them
as a service. We have the same Mission Statement today as when we opened, “Personalized
Services tailored to you”. We continually strive for 110% effort to bring
you the best services we can provide.
Personalized Marketing Inc now offers all your online web presence
needs under one company. We offer Domain Names, Hosting, Emails, Network,
Social Site Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SSL, Artwork, Website
Development and Ghostwriting. At Personalized Marketing Inc the first thing we
do is get to know you, we want to understand the efforts you have put in and
what areas you want help with. There have been times that we also suggest
additional items but never just “bloat” your services. If you would
like to get to know more about Personalized Marketing Inc or myself, please
visit any of the links provided below.

Thank You

As a special
thank you, I am including two discounts for Romance Lives Forever Bloggers during
the Month of Oct.

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Free 3 Months Hosting with Website Design Service (Contact
Dee prior to placing order)

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