Breast Cancer Survivor, But Terminal Bone Cancer

Decorating By mbt4955 Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 11:37pm by lecrn

mbt4955 Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 1:51pm
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I have been asked to do a "celebration" cake in honor of the last round of chemo for a breast cancer survivor. That would be easy, but the cancer has spread to her bones and it is terminal. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 2:16pm
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Here are a couple of styles of cake you can use -- and you can incorporate the bone and breast cancer colors (pink for breast and white for bone cancer.) Just make sure people understand white is for the bone cancer and not a backdrop to the pink breast cancer color. These two cake designs will probably work well for you:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1189438

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1246429

Chasey Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 6:10pm
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I think this one would be very appropriate because it uses all of the words on the breast cancer awareness bracelet. Those words can also represent her courage to face the terminal bone cancer, her faith that one day there will be a cure and her hope that I am sure she has held onto while she endured chemo.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1282484

Win Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by mbt4955

I have been asked to do a "celebration" cake in honor of the last round of chemo for a breast cancer survivor. That would be easy, but the cancer has spread to her bones and it is terminal. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,




My Mom has battled 6 different cancers, but the breast cancer fight is what I chose to represent. I made a cake that incorporated all the terms related to the fight as well.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1425673


My question to you is this? Did the person who requested the cake ask you to incorporate the knowledge that the bone cancer is present? Or, is that something you are sensitive to and think it should be acknowledged? If not, simply incorporate the breast cancer theme since a "celebration" cake was requested. I'm not trying to be insensitive, but simply know from experience that the next leg of the battle is all too present in the minds of those who are on the front lines... there is no need to bring the terminal aspect into the celebration portion of the journey.

MarciaStewart Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:48am
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How ironic that I had this exact situation a few weeks ago for the exact celebration. I couldn't think of anything appropriate, so I bowed out of the challenge. I commend you for tackling such a rough topic and trying to bring happiness to someone struggling so hard with the cards life has dealt her.

mbt4955 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 1:38pm
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[quote="WinMy question to you is this? Did the person who requested the cake ask you to incorporate the knowledge that the bone cancer is present? [/quote]

Thank you so much for mentioning this. I didn't even think about it. This is a celebration cake for finishing chemo for her breast cancer. That is really all that it needs to be since the other issues will definitely be present.

Thanks to everyone for the ideas.

Win Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by mbt4955

[quote="WinMy question to you is this? Did the person who requested the cake ask you to incorporate the knowledge that the bone cancer is present?




Thank you so much for mentioning this. I didn't even think about it. This is a celebration cake for finishing chemo for her breast cancer. That is really all that it needs to be since the other issues will definitely be present.

Thanks to everyone for the ideas.[/quote]

Thanks for your gracious reply... I worried that you might take my response as being snippy and almost PM'd you to explain my comment. I know at least three different people who have been told they are "terminal" and are still "surviving" two and three years later. Each day is a celebration... thumbs_up.gif

lecrn Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 11:37pm
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Wow. That's a hard one. I would focus on the breast cancer colors unless they specified otherwise. She is definitely a survivor regardless of her other diagnosis.
I made a cake for a last chemo celebration for a breast cancer survivor. It was a true honor to do it:
  http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1423609.html

Good luck & I'm sure that it'll be great!

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