It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But take care all year long.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and approximately 1 woman in 8 will develop it over the course of her life. Breast cancer is so common that most women know someone who has been diagnosed with this disease. Just over 10 years ago, my dear friend, Marsha Vaughn, died of breast cancer after an ugly battle that lasted a couple of years. When she told me the news, I was so sure she would beat it. She was, too. It seemed like so many strides had been made in its treatment that we just knew she would pull through. We were wrong.
So, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this week's Fab Friday Favorites theme is taking care of your bosom, your ta-tas, your boobs, the girls...
At what age a woman should start getting mammograms and how often she should get them depends on her family history, and health status. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you. I get one every year. I have a friend who won't get them because she's afraid they'll hurt. Mammograms don't hurt. They can be slightly uncomfortable... for about a minute...but they're not nearly as "uncomfortable" as untreated breast cancer would be.
A Healthy Diet
Experts say that a diet rich in anti-oxidants offers the most benefits to breast cancer survivors. I can't really explain Read more...http://eleanorewells.com/fab-friday-favs-show-your-ta-tas-some-love/