DISEASE AWARENESS

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My mother died of cancer in 1989.  She had a very aggressive type of cancer and only lived 10 months after being diagnosed.  Her sister Jerri had breast cancer in her early 30’s and she is a survivor.  When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells in my uterus.  With constant follow-up my condition never turned into full blown cancer.  I had a hysterectomy removing my uterus, cervix, and one ovary.  Early Detection Saves Lives!

Ladies it’s real important to get your annual checkups including that test we all hate “Papanicolou test” also known as the PAP Smear and that uncomfortable breast exam.  Finding out early is the key to survival.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From Wikipedia

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.


 

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