Thursday, October 1, 2009

Breast Cancer: We Must Fight For A Cure!


I have re-posted what I wrote last year and I again dedicate it to my Godmother, Barb and my Aunt Janet, both breast cancer
survivors and two of the strongest, wisest women I know, and to all those who have survived or are now fighting this deadly disease.

Thank you guys for being a part of my life and giving me your sage advice when I needed it {although I didn't always take it, LOL} and letting me vent and cry about my crazy life.

I love you both dearly.

Fight for a cure!


This Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

So please remember someone you know who has been touched by cancer. Give to a cancer research organization if you can. Or participate in the Run/Walk for Life, if that is more your style. Just DO something.

I honor my Aunt Janet & Godmother Barbara, both Breast Cancer Survivors.

Find more information here.


Fight For A Cure!



Please don't forget this one. We don't get much press. But I am a survivor & it is important to get the word out. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, & the most insidious, but gets the least amount of attention. This virus causes HPV disease & 99.7% of all cervical cancers, and most people don't know they are infected until they get genital warts or a woman's Pap smear comes back abnormal.

Please, ladies, ask for a HPV DNA test at your next Pap smear (most doctors won't perform this screening test unless you do) & have your young daughters vaccinated. The HPV vaccine is the FIRST ever inoculation against cancers, or the viruses that cause them, of any kind. This is HUGE. Whatever your religious beliefs for or against this are, take it from me, get the shot for your girls. Get the test for yourselves.

As soon as my daughter is old enough, she is getting the series. I do not want her to go through what I have. If I were to get pregnant again, I probably wouldn't be able to carry to term because of the damage to my cervix from this disease & subsequent surgeries. I cannot stress this enough, please, get tested. Get your daughters vaccinated.

We Must Find A Cure!




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3 comments:

Mommy's Hangout said...

Great Post!! Hey we really need to chat soon I was unaware that you were a survivor. I agree my girls are going to get the series also and i feel cervical cancer should get just as much press as any other cancer some how it don't and the only time you know is When Pap smear comes back abnormal.Which is scary!

LadyStyx said...

Very good reminder. Thank you.

The OmniCouple said...

Great post. All very important.

 

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