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Breast Cancer Awareness Isn’t Just for October

I saw a story about a Good Morning America reporter who got her first mammogram because her producer suggested taping it for the show. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and is preparing to have a double mastectomy. What a reminder of the importance of taking our health screenings seriously! Because of that story, I decided to repost my own story, as I wrote it in two separate Facebook “notes.” “My First Mammogram…A Public Service Announcement my way…” (originally posted October 17, 2008) Okay, so technically I’m not old enough to need a mammogram, but 1.) You’re supposed to start Read More

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Here’s a picture of me from June 2008: My sister and I shaved our heads in support of our mom, who was about to begin chemo treatments for Breast Cancer. Mom was diagnosed in January of 2008, and I couldn’t help but to think about that time just the other day. Thankfully, the cancer was discovered during a routine mammogram. She had surgery later that spring and did chemo and radiation treatments. Three years later, she is fine – and her hair has grown back! Don’t take your health for granted. If there are routine screenings that you’re supposed to Read More