Here are 5 things you should know or do for the month of October:
One, Get a mammogram.
If you already had one this year, be sure to have next year’s scheduled.
Can’t afford a mammogram? Not an excuse. Between health care reforms, or various agencies, it is affordable. What you cannot afford is to get breast cancer.
If you think a mammogram hurts or you are too busy to have one this year, I can tell you first hand cancer hurts and you can’t believe how busy you will be if you get breast cancer. If you are afraid because what if you do have breast cancer, let me tell you sticking your head in the sand is not a cure for breast cancer!
Two, Make sure all your sisters and friends, get a mammogram.
Go with them or schedule it for them.
Don’t listen to news stories that say you don’t need one every year. If you are under 80 and over 40, get a yearly screening. If you or a loved one has a Mother who had breast cancer you need to be screened 10 years before they were diagnosed.
Three, Know that less than 10 % of all breast cancers are genetic.
If you think breast cancer cannot happen to you because there is no breast cancer in your family, you are WRONG. The two leading causes of breast cancer are: Being a woman and too many birthdays.
Four, If you think you are too Fit and too Healthy to get breast cancer, think again!
Breast cancer happens. All it takes is one cell to go rogue. Breast cancer is not a disease that is caught or lifestyle influenced.
Five, Know there is no cure for breast cancer.
I wish there was a cure. Those of us who have had the disease, we are only in remission. My company, Haralee.Com Sleepwear donates a portion of every sale to breast cancer research. During the month of October we double our contributions.
Did you learn a fact? Have you had your mammogram?