It’s still hot and it’s October and still not feeling very fall-like.
However, one thing remains the same. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am very aware of breast cancer as I am a 18 1/2 year survivor.
Something I always ask people who confess they have a lump and are afraid to get it checked out or don’t see their gynecologist regularly is WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The longer you wait, the more time it has to grow, It is so much easier to deal with when it’s still small. And the advances that have been made in cancer treatment are phenomenal. No longer does it mean mastectomy, chemo, and radiation as it did for me. The earlier you catch the tumor, the smaller it will be, and less treatment is necessary. Yes, I survived both cancer and the treatment, but you can too. I will be the first to tell you that back then the treatment was terrible, but I got through it. You can to,
So if you think something is there, please get it checked out.
And if you want to know what treatment was like 18 years ago when I was dealing with it, read my book, A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEAUTIFUL.
It’s available on Amazon in both print and e-format, and it’s a fictional telling of what I went through. Not only does it tell you about dealing with treatment, but living with it.
Here’s the link to check it out. I will be donating a portion of my sales in October to breast cancer charities.