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Friday, October 3, 2008

Breast cancer awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, think pink if you love your boobs. It is never too late, or too early to learn how to perform monthly Self Breast Examination (SBE). As a mother, it is crucial to educate my daughter the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

All women particularly 40 and over should get mammogram and clinical breast exam yearly. Sadly, there are still many women who are completely ignorant about this. Most women tend to take things for granted. This is something we can't afford to be negligent about.

It goes without saying that women losing their boobs can be devastating. I'm sure it's tough for any women to go through this ordeal. Naturally it could have a massive impact on their lives.

It's rather difficult when someone you love dearly is battling cancer and not just breast cancer. Losing someone you love is never easy. Realising that you'll never see them again is even harder.

Obviously, it affects the whole environment of the family and close friends. We should be well informed to survive this.


  1. I'll be going for my mammogram in a few days' time. Need to set a good example for younger women. :)
    Happy weekend!

  2. Actually this concerns me greatly for breast cancer runs in my family.. my grandpa's sis died of this cancer.. i am young though but better be aware..

  3. Indeed awareness is the best way to prevent it and prevention is the best way to avoid breast cancer.. This is much better that cure, right?

  4. Thanks for reminding us all. I have no idea what are these all about but I used to have examinations every 6 months on my brests.. maybe that was it??? ^^

  5. eastcoastlife,
    that's great. a good idea for you to raise your awareness to young women out there.

  6. webbigurl,
    i'm sorry to hear the loss of your relative.

    If you think something is wrong, don’t take any chances… get it checked out. it's better to play safe than sorry.

  7. rogue,
    yeah, we need to be aware about risks and prevention.

    i believe nutrition plays a major role in our lives too.

  8. ilovph2,
    this dread disease is most commonly found in women. you should learn to perform monthly self breast examination after your period ends.