Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today Mother and I ran some errands and one of them was to go to Helen Keller Hospital for my yearly mammogram. I have been having mammograms for almost 2o years now. It's very important to me. My mother and my aunt [daddy's sister] are breast cancer survivors!! This puts me in a high risk group. My doctor in St. Louis had me start getting mammograms as soon as mother was diagnosed even though I was only 30. I have had one every year since without fail. Early detection is the key to curing most cancer. Mother is living proof. She has had cancer twice. Both were found early enough and surgery saved her life. If you haven't had a mammogram and you are in the age group to have one I urge you to get one now! It may be a little uncomfortable but is doesn't hurt.
I started to have a disclaimer for this post that it was for women only, then I decided no.... I want my male readers to encourage their wives, sisters, daughters and any females in their lives to take this seriously and get a regular mammogram, it might save their life!!!!

2 comments:

  1. It is so true, I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor this December. I caught it early, had a lumpectomy, radiation and chemo and have had great success.

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