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!