Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello all you gents and ladies out there! Just wanted to talk briefly about something serious for a moment. As we all know, October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Recently, I went for my very first mammogram. Something I’m going to continue from here on out. Now that I’m 40, I’ve decided to take another step towards better health. One can never be too safe.

When I went for my mammogram, I initially was a little apprehensive to be honest with you. Why? Because it was something that I had never done before and I always heard they were quite uncomfortable. Depending on the situation, I guess anything could be. However, my experience wasn’t frightening at all. Everything was extremely professional and not painful in the least bit. Also, the clinic staff were all very kind.

A few days later I received my results that came back with a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for a very dear friend of mine. A few short years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent treatment and came out with flying colors. Then, as some time passed, the cancer had returned…. spreading to other parts of her body. She continued with the fight, as strong and beautifully spirited as she was, but sadly the cancer eventually won. It’s been nearly two years since her passing and losing her is still as painful now as it was then. Even though I watched her health decline, I’m still very grateful for every moment that I was blessed to have with her. She was a great mentor to me, a radiant beacon who shared her light not only with me, but with everyone else as well.

Breast cancer is very serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Early detection is the best prevention!

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Breast Cancer Awareness

  1. Thank you for posting this important message. As a retired pathologist, I’m stuck with the feeling that cancer is stalking every one of us. This unfortunate mindset comes from dealing with cancer on a routine basis for decades, signing out one new case after another, never meeting the patient, never knowing her/ his ultimate outcome. Next lifetime I’m doing naturopathic preventive medicine, not surgical pathology.

    I just read an inspirational and insightful book by Katie Campbell, “The Courage Club.” You and your readers might like it. Katie was diagnosed with triple-negative breast carcinoma at age 30. It recurred as stage 4 disease before she wrote her book. Sadly, the disease has now taken her life. Her book is full of rare wisdom, relevant to healthy people as much as to cancer patients. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Here’s her website: https://katiecrushescancer.com/blog/

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    • Thank you for sharing Katie Campbell’s story with us. She seems very inspiring.

      Cancer is such a horrible monster. Not just breast cancer, but any type of cancer.. Aside from losinng my friend, my uncle and grandfather had cancer as well. My uncle passed away three years ago and my grandfather passed away nearly twenty years ago.

      Praying for a cure so that no one else has to suffer….

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your friend, it’s heartbreaking to lose someone to illness.

    I’m also grateful to you for sharing your experience of the mammogram, I have also heard that they can be very uncomfortable, I was pleased to hear you did not find this and that you came back with a clean bill of health.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. I just finished my first year as a cancer survivor and was diagnosed at the age of 24. I decided that sharing my story was so important in order to provide information and awareness to everyone.

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    • Thank you for sharing your story! It is extremely important to help spread the awareness so that hopefully lives can be saved. Congratulations on being a survivor!!! ((((BIG HUGS)))) to you!!!! 🙂

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