AmeriSpec Omaha and Lincoln has kicked off its campaign to Think Pink during the month of October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, AmeriSpec will donate $25.00 from each inspection we do to Susan G. Komen Nebraska.
Kim Topp, a broker for Berkshire Hathaway Ambassador Real Estate in Lincoln, is a breast cancer survivor. In support of AmeriSpec’s campaign, she agreed to share some tips for newly diagnosed patients, based on her treatment experience.
“History shows that most breast cancer is found by the woman herself. My best advice to anyone who is diagnosed with breast cancer is to be assertive and do not hesitate to ask questions of the medical professionals, but also talk to other breast cancer survivors,” Topp said.
“You need to be your own warrior! The rest of us are happy to help you however we can. So many of us are very willing to share our experiences in hopes that our treatments and outcomes can and will help another.”
The process of discovery and diagnosis “can be a very scary time and sometimes it is difficult to even think straight, let alone make a good decision,” Topp said. “Have a spouse or family member or friend with you at the doctor appointments so that they can listen, take notes and help you remember the information. I found that is was not easy to remember all of the details as emotions got in the way.”
It’s also important to think farther ahead than just the immediate process of treatment and recovery, she added.
“Ask what to expect not only in the near future, but also the distant future, from the treatments that you will be receiving,” Topp said. “Each doctor has their specialty, but it is up to you to process the information and decide what path is the best for you!”
To schedule your inspection and join the campaign, call AmeriSpec at 402-393-3696 in Omaha or 402-483-2010 in Lincoln.
- On October 5, 2015