Saturday, October 25, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Okay, since I am a mammography technologist at my other job, I must share this with my readers:

Now, quick, click on this link- and then click on the big pink button on the right side of your screen. It only takes 3 seconds of your day and it will make your heart feel good for the rest of the day.

And then go to the phone and schedule your mammogram for your annual screening if you are age 40 or older and have not done so already this year. It may save your life. I know, I know- "I hate that exam, it hurts." Well, just think of what the outcome may be if you decided not to do it and then you find a lump? If it is a cancerous lump it has most likely been there for atleast 2 years if you can feel it, and probably longer. The longer you give that breast cancer time to grow the less likely your outcome with be positive, the more chemo and radiation you will need. So which is a better choice- going through a few seconds of pain, or finding a lump at a late stage and having to endure the surgery, chemo, radiation and possible bad outcome because you did not find that breast cancer at an early stage by having a mammogram? You tell me what the right choice is, hmmmmm.......

I have been doing this job for 20 years and I can say without a doubt-


If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in comments. I will do my best to answer them with the knowledge I have.


KhrisW said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Give Bruno a big hug from me.

Christina said...

And give Hugo love too!