Oct 29, 2009

Pink October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wasn't going to let this month go by without saying a word. Or two. Not with one being diagnosed every three minutes. Or one in every seven being diagnosed in a lifetime.

Not out to alarm. Just a friendly reminder to set that alarm. Once a month to conduct a breast self-exam AND once a year for a mammogram if you happen to be over 40.

Now repeat after me... Early detection saves lives.


Barni said...

And an adorable shot like that helps the serious message go down.

Cely said...

"Early detection saves lives!" Thank you, Nana.

Unfortunately here, many doctors don't recommend a mammogram before age 50. The old mentality needs to change. Quickly.