She is telling her story and we need to listen…

by Janice

She is a mom with two young children – an almost-three year old and a nursling. She blogs and revels in their life together.

But now she is speaking as loudly as she can to try and help one of us.

Six weeks ago, WhyMommy from Toddler Planet was told she has Inflammatory Breast Cancer. And instead of curling up and weeping silently to herself, she is getting the word out so that other women will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms – which often mimic mastitis – and get to their doctors as soon as possible.

With this aggressive and deadly form of cancer, early treatment is critical. But Inflammatory Breast Cancer doesn’t show up on a mammography. It doesn’t appear with a lump. So how do we protect ourselves? How do we know we have it?

Please click here to read more about her story and what she wishes she knew two months ago about Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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