Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher, author
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have something to celebrate. Yesterday, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Hong for their advances in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer.
Their approach is to remove the brakes that keep the immune system in check, unleashing it against tumor cells. These “checkpoint inhibitor” therapies have greatly increased survival of cancer patients.
My mother died of cancer over 64 years ago when therapies were very limited. In the last year I’ve talked to many women who also lost their mothers to this terrible disease. I’m encouraged to know that, through the ongoing support of ordinary people like you and me, we are making advances in the war against cancer.
Affirmation: I fight for the cure.
Coaching question: When did you have your last mammogram? What else can you do to help fight breast cancer?