Survivor: Patricia Garret

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HER BACKGROUND

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Patricia Garrett  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Patricia Garrett

FAMILY: Married, three children and one granddaughter

OCCUPATION: Bus driver for Edgefield County schools and personal caregiver

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: June 2004, chemotherapy and radiation, anointing and prayers

HER STORY

Mrs. Garrett believes God guided her way through her difficult time.

"Everything fell into place at the right time."

When she worried she wouldn't have money for gas to drive to appointments, money or gas cards would arrive in the mail from Good Samaritans and the American Cancer Society.

"It was just like walking in heaven," she said.

HER ADVICE

"Thank God for the good as well as the bad. Please be patient with the nurses and doctors."

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USADEFENDER 10/03/09 - 08:07 am
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what a beautiful

what a beautiful testimony.whatever the trials in your life god makes a way by putting earth angels in place to take care of you and putting you in place to receive the blessings he has for you.this really warmed my heart and may god continue to richly bless you and your family.

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soldout 10/03/09 - 08:39 am
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Claims for the benefit of

Claims for the benefit of screening mammography in reducing breast cancer mortality are based on eight international controlled trials involving about 500,000 women (23). However, recent meta-analysis of these trials revealed that only two, based on 66,000 postmenopausal women, were adequately randomized to allow statistically valid conclusions (23). Based on these two trials, the authors concluded that "there is no reliable evidence that screening decreases breast cancer mortality- not even a tendency towards an effect." Accordingly, the authors concluded that there is no longer any justification for screening mammography; further evidence for this conclusion will be detailed at the May 6, 2001, annual meeting of the National Breast Cancer Coalition in Washington, D. C., and published in the July report of the Nordic Cochrane Centre.

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soldout 10/03/09 - 08:43 am
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Is mammography an effective

Is mammography an effective tool for detecting tumors? Some critics say no. In a Swedish study of 60,000 women, 70 percent of the mammographically detected tumors weren't tumors at all. These "false positives" aren't just financial and emotional strains, they may also lead to many unnecessary and invasive biopsies. In fact, 70 to 80 percent of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer.
At the same time, mammograms also have a high rate of missed tumors, or "false negatives." Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, in his book, The Politics Of Cancer, claims that in women ages 40 to 49, one in four instances of cancer is missed at each mammography.

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corgimom 10/03/09 - 11:01 am
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Sure, soldout, it's great to

Sure, soldout, it's great to take information from 30 year old books. Nothing like up-to-the-minute, current information. Where do you get this junk?

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radiatingtatas 10/03/09 - 01:20 pm
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Well soldout the mammo found

Well soldout the mammo found my tumor. Great story keep your head up Patricia it was a wonderful story. Can't wait to read more.

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soldout 10/03/09 - 10:54 pm
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corgimom when I give this

corgimom when I give this years research it is too new. When I give 5-10 year old research it is too old. Apparently only research that agrees with what most think is good research. The research is out there for anyone who wants to learn so they can make good decisions. In most research you have to get the results the drug company wants or they won't hire you to do anymore. Bottom line; God wants us well and He never intended for it to be complex, expensive or confusing and His answers are always simple.

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soldout 10/03/09 - 11:01 pm
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Abortion and alcohol

Abortion and alcohol consumption greatly raise the incident of breast cancer. You don't hear that research because it isn't popular and is a zero cost preventive.

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