October 30, 2008

pink october almost over

I almost missed mentioning that October is breast cancer awareness month. My father lost his mother to breast cancer 39 years ago, so it was always in the back of my mind that I should be tested early, having lost a close relative to the disease. Don't let them fool you with that 1st degree relative stuff. That only includes sister, mother, aunt. Advocate for yourself at 35 if you have any family history of breast cancer. I made my case this past May and won myself a baseline mammogram five years earlier than recommendations suggest. It was quick and painless.

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