I’m thrilled to take part in this one-day blog hop. This blogfest is meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages. Our desire is to motivate people to go in for early screening, and if a condition is caught early and treated, then our world just became a little better place to live.
This event is hosted by:
Stephen Tremp http://stephentremp.com/
Alex J. Cavanaugh http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
Michael Di Gesu http://writing-art-and-design.blogspot.com/
L. Diane Wolfe http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/
Be sure to stop by their blogs. I hope you will be inspired by their stories and those of the other participants (click here) to take good care of yourself.
I want to tell you why self-examination and mammograms are so important to me and my family. If not for early detection of breast cancer, I might have lost both my sisters and my cousin. One of my sisters is now a twenty-one year survivor. My other sister has been cancer-free for six years. My cousin hasn’t had as easy of a time. She’s also had ovarian and uterine cancer. Still, she’s a survivor.
Until twenty-one years ago,no one in my family had been hit by breast cancer. Then those three all in the same generation. Somehow, I’ve escaped . . . so far. And I’m the oldest. I am so thankful. This year, breast cancer hit the next generation. My niece (my brother's daughter) is going through chemo-therapy. Her cancer was not caught as early as the others. We’re praying that she will not only survive but thrive.
My annual mammogram is scheduled for next week. When is/was yours?
For more information on helping yourself, go to http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer