It’s all about statistics and hope.
As the last week of breast cancer awareness month and the World Series end I thought I would mention some similarities. Shocking to many and even to me that I am using a sports analogy but here it goes!
Not everyone gets breast cancer but we can all support those who do.
Not every baseball player makes it to the World Series but they can become fans.
Breast cancer treatment protocols are based on the best statistical data for a positive outcome.
World Series teams use their statistical rankings to make line up and position placements for the best outcome.
The breast cancer patient can follow her doctor’s recommendations precisely and still get a reoccurrence.
The best team record doesn’t necessarily mean they will end up in the World Series.
It only takes one cell to go rogue to become cancer.
It only takes one swing of the bat to win the series or loose it.
The tumor markers look bad, the treatments are debilitating but the breast cancer patient still has hope that the next treatment, the next blood work will show improvement.
The baseball team is behind in the series and a star player or pitcher is hurt but still they hold hope the next game they will win.
A new clinical trail, a new drug, a new chemo cocktail is showing a statistical significance in life span for the breast cancer patient. She goes for it.
A player is suddenly hot at the bat or at the mound nullifying his seasons' statistics. He is put into play.
We support our teams because they display hope on every swing of the bat and every pitch and caught ball. We support our sisters, mothers, and friends with every treatment and diagnosis for the same hope of another day to play!