Re: Breast Cancer awareness…

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Because of the recent hijack of Georganna’s thread, I thought I’d start my own…and this is simply to inform women.

Breast cancer awareness month is in October.

I schedual my annual mammogram on my birthday every year (a little tip I picked up from Oprah).

Here is a stat that my shock some of you:

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.

I wrote a humor piece that was published in my local paper (back a few years) about having your first mammogram (I asked for a hysterectomy for my 40th birthday, what I got instead was a mammogram)- yes it was a humor pece but I also included sidebars with great info

Mammograms are such a great tool for detecting early signs of breast cancer (and even abnormalities)…it is far to important to overlook and not get them done.