October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So. I remember more to do my self-breast exam during this month. I sell non-toxic products and I get a bit crazy about the promotion of “Think Pink!” by companies who sell stuff that actually causes cancer (more on that later, I’m sure). Whenever I check my ta-tas (do you have a favorite word for the girls? Please share. Shonda Rimes really knocked it out of the park with “vajayjay” for the nether regions), I always feel lumpy stuff, but I kind of think that’s part of the deal. Boobs are lumpy, right? Am I wrong? So–which lumps are good, and which aren’t so good?
And–while we’re at it–rather than talking about breast cancer cures, let’s talk about breast cancer prevention. About 90% of cancers are environmental (according to the head of the President’s Cancer Panel)–what in your environment is causing cancer? I can guarantee that the products we put on our skin is causing cancer and we don’t have any governmental regulations in place to stop it from happening. You have to be your own detective. Contact me if you want to learn more.
I don’t have a name…I’ll have to think of one and get back to you:-)
Mine are small after nursing two beautiful, healthy, amazing little girls. They shrunk in size and shape. I have become very athletic as an adult so they are muscular. Why is that the first place to lose it???? Anyways I’m honoring my body just as it is, not as I think it should be. Since they are how they are I was able to find.a lump easily. I went to the gyno and then to a breast specialist. I had mammograms and biopsies. The lump was not cancer thankfully. I’m grateful for the experience to make me more aware. The truth is I only found the lump because of my size. If your breasts are larger it’s less likely to feel them. So it’s very important to self check and definitely see the professionals to make sure.
My beautiful Step Mom Ann Cleary passed from Breast Cancer 4/14/09. It was found in a lymph node after it had matastezized. They never found it in her breast. She went thru treatments and changed her diet and added exercise and went into remission for 8 years (cancer hides) Stress, diet, and enviorment can be a big contributor to its growth. It did come back and was found in her back and on her liver. Her chest filled with fluid and had to be drained. She chose chemo for six months. The chemo attacked her liver and ultimately was hurting her more than helping. She chose to come off chemo and passed in three weeks. I miss her every day! She was a light in the world that still shines today! Cancer Sucks so let’s kick it’s ass!!!! Knowledge is what makes us aware and then we can make a difference with our choices.
Love you Danielle!!!
Thank you for sharing your light in the world:-)
I didn’t realize you went through that yourself Erin…how long ago? I wobble between wanting to insist on a mammogram out of fear, and following my doctors’ recommendations to wait until I’m 40 and holding onto “all is well.” It’s a good opportunity to do what I know I can (and don’t always do) which is self breast exams.