Save the Tatas

It’s another Tuesday, another month, and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

And since I had my experience with BC, I’m very aware, even if I have been 19 1/2 years cancer free. I’m mentioning this because I’m making a public service announcement. Get your boobs checked!

I’m reading that people are not following through on their normal checkups and this is not a good idea. The sooner you get to the doc and treat this disease, the easier the treatment will be. I should know. I had it all: surgery, chemo, radiation, and reconstruction. It wasn’t fun, but it beat the alternative. And twenty years ago, they had fewer options for treatment than they do now. (A Different Kind of Beautiful, my breast cancer romance, tells about living and loving with the disease if you’d like to know without being scared to death.)

So, get it checked out. It might be nothing. And if it isn’t, the sooner you get it treated, the less treatment there could be.

While we’re at it, it’s time for flu shots again. I’ve already had mine because i sure would not like to have both flu and Covid at the same time. So the mantra for this fall is: Separate, sanitize, mask up, and get a flu shot.

That’s my public service message for the week.