So, another friend has cancer. And a good friend of my sister’s, as well. Oh, and a friend of a friend is possibly going through her second bout. Cancer fucking sucks. How many of us know people who have had cancer, who currently have cancer, or who have died from cancer?
1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer this year. 1 in 8. Do you know 8 women? If so, one of you may be at risk. I strongly suggest, no implore, that you do breast self exams monthly. Examine them to see if there are any changes. Feel them looking for hard lumps, or any changes from the last month. I have a friend who doesn’t like to do a breast self exam because she says it feels uncomfortable. I promise, having your breast removed, and possibly your lymph nodes, then having to go through the hell of chemo or radiation is far more uncomfortable than feeling your own breasts.
For my part, I am raising funds for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. I will put myself out there to walk 60 miles over the course of 3 days. I am doing this because I BELIEVE that we must fight for a cure. Please help. Please consider a donation, even if it is just a few dollars. You may be helping to save a life.