2009-10-01

Breast Cancer Awarness Month

October, 2009. A mere three years ago, I was still getting chemo for breast cancer. That doesn't seem like a long time, in fact it is still quite fresh in my memory.

I seldom get too serious on this blog - in fact lately I seldom blog. However this is an important thing to do. Remind every woman & man out there that you have to check your tatas, regularly.

Men, don't be embarrassed to say to your doctor: "I think I found a lump" it could save your life.

Women, go for a mammogram yearly. Yes, it is nerve racking and a bit uncomfortable, but it may save your life. The beginnings of a cancerous growth can be as small as a grain of rice, you can't feel that, mammograms can see it though.

I am not going to try to flood you with statistics and so on, you all have heard or read them at least once. If you want more information on breast cancer, here are some websites:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Cancer Institute


Breast Cancer Organization

Alberta Cancer Foundation

The Booby Wall


Have a good day all.....and go PINK for October!

8 comments:

kcinnova said...

Good for you, Reb! Both as a survivor and a mammogram/self-check "pusher" LOL!
Save the Ta-Tas! (I've gone pink, too... at around 1am this morning.)

I have an IRL friend who was diligent and is undergoing surgery to remove a suspicious mass next Thursday. You might have seen her comment on my fb page.

Reb said...

Kcinnova, thank you. I really am not much of a pink person, but you gotta do something :) Yes, I saw the FB comment - hope everything is okay.

Janet said...

I'm glad you are healthy now!

Reb said...

Thank you Janet. You too will be telling survivor tales soon enough too.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good words.

Reb said...

Thanks Leah.

Hilary said...

Good for you, Reb. Wishing you continued good health.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary.