Three years ago it was a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE privilege and an honor to be one of many Caregivers for my mother who was a cancer patient. As with most cancer diagnosis it was a very unexpected journey in more ways than one. My mother is a very active elderly woman, she experienced unusual persistent pain and discomfort which result in a trip to the Emergency Room. Unfortunately, she put off preventive scans and procedures that would have resulted in the issue being addressed sooner or even prevented. So that is the first lesson from my journey, DO NOT PUT OFF PREVENTATIVE TEST or PROCEDURES that are recommended based on age or gender.