Another acquaintance wasn't so lucky, and she's just finished her most recent round of chemo.
And by the way, it's not just women who need to be aware - men are at risk, too.
Fact is, almost all of us know a cancer survivor (or perhaps one who didn't). This year, I'm participating in the American Cancer Society's annual walk to raise money for research. You can help with your pledge. The walk is this Saturday (the 18th), and I'd be very grateful for your help. It's pretty easy - just click here to help make a difference.