Sunday, November 26, 2006

Do you fight it?

While I have never been directly affected by the terrible and horrid disease known as cancer, I have been touched by it in a lot of ways.

My aunt had a complete mastectomy because breast cancer runs in her family. Her sister was diagnosed with it, and is a cancer survivor. However, my aunt's mother, her aunts, and her uncle were not quite so lucky. Every one of them passed away from what started out as breast cancer.

My other aunt is the director at a women's total health center in the Windy City. She is a staunt advocate for yearly mammograms after the age of 35, and monthly self-exams.

Christy Thomas died from neuroblastoma, and I still follow her parents' blog to this day.

An online friend of mine is witnessing the decline of a dear friend's three year old son from medullablastoma.

My Dad's and sister's boss recently passed away from what started off as kidney cancer.

So, no matter how much I say I am not "affected" by cancer directly, I have been greatly affected by it.

So I Fight Cancer. And I hope that you do, too. If you would like, you can click on the button on the sidebar to be taken to the American Cancer Society's website.

And if you would like to grab a button for your blog or website, check out the I Fight Cancer buttons. I really hope that you do.

1 Comments:

Blogger Armen said...

Elderly women, women with publicly funded health insurance and women who don't go to an obstetrician and gynecologist for routine exams are all less likely than others to get a clinical breast exam and a recommendation for a mammogram. Read at http://www.huliq.com/217/big-bias-in-who-gets-screened-for-breast-cancer

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