Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

About a month before I turned 35, my OBGYN suggested I get a mammogram done due to my mom's medical history. Shortly after that, I found out I was pregnant with Sun Kissed Boy #3 and the mammogram got pushed aside. Fast forward to over three years later and I still had not stepped into a screening room.

When my mom lost her battle with breast cancer, my best friend asked how she could help. One of the things I told her was to call, text, and/or e-mail me until I made the appointment for the mammogram. She did. It did not take me long to make the call since the vision of my mom's last breath was too raw to let me put it off.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been told by your doctor to schedule a check up, do so. Don't put it off.  Early detection is key and so is early treatment.

For more information about breast cancer, click here. For ways to get involved, click here.
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Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's a good friend! I'm glad you got it done.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I know that most of the time they say wait until 40 but I really wish that doctors would do one at 30 as a first step! I know too many women who have developed breast cancer during their 30's when they think they are safe from it! I'm so glad your friend made sure you went:)

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Glad that you went. Mine is scheduled for next Monday. My Grandma passed away from breast cancer and I've had mammograms since I was 34.

Cocaine Princess said...

I lost my mom to cancer- it's truly a devastating disease but good for you for not missing an appointment.

So often we as women with our busy lives often neglect looking after ourselves. Early detection and awareness is the best prevention.
Thanks for posting this entry.

P.S. Your boys are too cute!

Teachinfourth said...

Yet another thing that binds us together with others...these terrible losses of one type or another.