I also made her this head scarf to cover up her beautiful baldness. This picture was before the first round of chemo, but after she got her port in. That’s what’s under the bandage.
As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s really, really important that you do self checks each month, have a baseline mammogram at age 40 and then every year there after. You should also have a manual exam by your doctor at your yearly physical.
Also, and this is so important, if you detect anything at all, get it checked right away!! If you don’t like the doctor’s answer or don’t think they are concerned enough, get a second opinion. Be vocal. Don’t just accept an answer because a doctor is giving it to you. I didn’t do that with my son, because I knew something was wrong. My stubbornness saved his life.
If you have any questions about breast cancer screening, check out the Susan G. Komen website for guidance. Just do it!!
What do you each day to help you stay healthy and avoid breast cancer?