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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is a cause that is very close to my heart. If you have read my blog for awhile than you may have seen mention that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 36 years old. I can still remember when the day she went in for her mastectomy. Thankfully she is alive and well and will turn 75 in a few days. My cousin was diagnosed at 35 while she was pregnant with her third son, she delayed treatment until after she gave birth so the baby was not affected, sadly the treatment did not work and she passed away just after her 39th birthday. Her mother was diagnosed several years later and had a double mastectomy. Several of my grandmothers sisters passed from the same disease.
Ladies CANCER is a scary and deadly disease but it can be detected early with monthly self breast exams and yearly mammograms. Yes, they are a little uncomfortable (not painful) but isn’t a few minutes of discomfort worth a little peace of mind?
I urge you to get yearly mammograms and to encourage your sisters, mothers’, friends and any other women you know to do the same.
If you would like more information please visit The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation to learn about the current research and trials being done, to give a donation of to learn more about prevention.
In addition you can visit The American Cancer Society for new studies and information on all cancers.
I hope that you have a great day!