The documentary Jill in Paris, "The Light that Shines" by Australian portrait photographer is spreading like wildfire! The documentary follows a very young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer, on her journey. Not the typical film full of sorrow and pain, this is spectacular. Full of fashion and couture, Sue Bryce has attempted to reach out to as many celebrity personalities to spread Jill's message. This comes the same day that Medical News Today reports on January 28, 2013 that women may be better off having lumpectomies rather than mastectomies.
This news is concerning to millions of women, who are undergoing, have gone under and are scheduled for mastectomies. The original article published in the journal Cancer, was by Shelley Hwang and the Duke Cancer Institute. The study research women of every backgrounds and situation. This is what the research came up with.
In fact for any age or cancer type, lumpectomy plus radiation was linked to a better survival rate than mastectomy.
Now after this is announced, women may not take their doctors advice and opt for less treatment. Jill, the woman in the Jill in Paris by Sue Bryce was diagnosed at age 31. She went through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation to find out that she is still suffering form bone cancer.
The research and news of the Duke Cancer Institute is not comforting, and almost leaves women feeling more confused now than ever.