Breast Cancer Awareness Month


1954290October is breast cancer awareness month and is very important for all of us to not only recognize, but pay close attention to. It is important to know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. I am sorry, I know this post is going to be rather long, but at the same time everything I am sharing with y’all is valuable information that could potentially help many.

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases that is characterized by abnormal cells growing and invading healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breasts as a group of cancer cells that have spread to surrounding tissues or metastasized to other areas of the body. Cancer begins in the cells,breast cancer awareness month which are considered to be the basic building blocks making up tissue. The process of cell growth can…

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  1. Great information! One of my coworkers/friends is a breast cancer survivor. I have known her for 18 years, and seen her battle cancer multiple times, and have her husband divorce her during battle #1….. I always get a recurring mental picture of her if I put off getting my annual mammogram- early detection is important! I have had to go a little beyond the standard screening; to the enhanced imaging, ultrasound, and biopsy.

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    • That is horrible her husband divorced her while she was battling cancer. Sounds like he wasn’t all that great of a person and she is better off without him! I was supposed to get a mammogram, but honestly I am scared of it. I do not have much to go in the machine so I haven’t done anything yet. Now that we are moved, I am going to get a doctor closer to me and see what she says!

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      • My friend is definitely better off! She is very active with work, her grandchildren, and her friends❤️❤️ I am so happy for her.
        Our radiologists at the women’s centers are really great at what they do- while “the squeeze” isn’t the best feeling, the nurses put me at ease and it’s over quickly.

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      • I am glad your friend has someone like you in her life. I am also so happy she is doing well and is better off without that not supportive man.

        That is great the radiologists at the women’s center are great. I know I need to get a mammogram or at least an ultrasound, but the mammogram talk scared me. I just have no idea what they would squeeze on me because there really is not much to squeeze. I have a friend that does ultrasounds and she told me years ago I am too young for a mammogram and the ultrasound would not only be easier, but better at my age. Now that was many years ago and of course I am older, but I still would prefer to not have a mammogram.

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