The Big "C" Cancer
The Little "Cs" Career, Chemicals, Contraceptives, and (no) Children
Many of you know that I have no children. I love children but I always felt that it was unfair of me to take on a heavy-duty career and leave them in the care of others for long stretches of time. Besides that, I had always felt a nagging fear that I wouldn't be able to be a successful artist AND be a great Mom AND have a full time corporate career. There were just too many competing priorities. So, I took oral contraceptives for 20 years and had no children, thereby further increasing my risk for Breast Cancer.