Breast Cancer Awareness

ATT00009We’ve gone all pink this month, as October is International Breast Cancer Awareness month.   An opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease.  It’s also an opportunity to get together and raise money for more cancer research so hopefully one day we can get rid of this awful disease.

My main focus is awareness… So… I’m going to use this opportunity to tell you why you should check your boobs EVERY month.

2 years ago, at age 38 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I found a lump the size of a pea just under my armpit after doing my regular self-examination.  After a trip to the doctor I was whisked off for surgery (a lumpectomy) followed by intensive courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Although I lost a lot… my hair, my confidence and the ability to have more children I am here today, I survived and kicked cancers arse!311846_10150465740804529_1667862055_n

I learnt to do regular self-examinations after losing a friend to breast cancer 10 years ago.

Don’t be fooled by thinking that just because you don’t have a history of breast cancer in the family that it wont happen to you… there was no breast cancer history in my family but I still got it.

I have put these pictures on here and told my story, not for sympathy but for pure shock value. Take control of your bodies and be aware of changes.  I saved my own life by religiously checking my boobs every month.

Please pass this on to your sisters, mothers, grandmothers and girlfriends. Spread the awareness ladies!  Please check yours tonight and make it a habit.  Early detection saves lives…



photo12Why not make the whole process a bit more fun by installing an app to remind you… this one is great because every reminder is delivered personally to you by a hunky guy like this one!1374381_10151712082710748_430240304_n

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