‘Just Like a Woman’ specializes in helping women deal with all the changes a breast cancer diagnosis brings.
PORTLAND, Ore — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. ‘Just Like a Woman’ in Southwest Portland specializes in helping women deal with all the changes a diagnosis brings.
Cary Goldberg clearly remembers the day, 14 years ago, when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. “It wasn’t supposed to happen to me. I’m half Asian, I have great genes, no one in my family has cancer, but it doesn’t matter, anybody can get breast cancer,” said the mother of two.
Since her treatment started with chemotherapy, Goldberg didn’t think she would have surgery. But the cancer spread and she had a double mastectomy. “It’s another piece of the healing journey from breast cancer and I think it’s a really important piece” explained