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Thursday, January 31, 2008

(Almost) First Of The Month Bazooms Blogging




Ladies! Listen up! Catching breast cancer early is the key to surviving it! Breast Self Exams (BSEs) can help you to detect breast cancer in its earlier stages. So, on the first of every month, give yourself a breast self-exam. It's easy to do. Here's how. If you prefer to do BSE at a particular time in your cycle, calendar it now. But, don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

And, once a year, get yourself a mammogram. Mammograms cost between $150 and $300. If you have to take a temp job one weekend a year, if you have to sell something on e-Bay, if you have to go cash in all the change in various jars all over the house, if you have to work the holiday season wrapping gifts at Macy's, for the love of the Goddess, please go get a mammogram once a year.

Or: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pays all or some of the cost of breast cancer screening services through its National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. This program provides mammograms and breast exams by a health professional to low-income, underinsured, and underserved women in all 50 states, six U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and 14 American Indian/Alaska Native organizations. For more information, contact your state health department or call the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.

Send me an email after you get your mammogram and I will do an annual free tarot reading for you. Just, please, examine your own breasts once a month and get your sweet, round ass to a mammogram once a year.

Merci!

And, here's a more graphic demonstration of a BSE:

5 comments:

GeorgeM said...

Well, I'm a guy, so ...
But I do mention it to my wife when your monthly post is up!

Hecate said...

georgem

Good for you! And, make sure she gets a mammogram, too!

clio said...

George,

Very commendable, but don't forget that 1-2% of all breast cancers occur in men, and men have a higher fatality rate because it's almost always diagnosed late.

So, on the first of the month you remind your wife, and recall for yourself that changes in shape, color or consistency of the nipple, any lump, not matter how small, under or outside the border of the nipple, or any discharge in the male breast deserves a doctor's attention pronto.

Anonymous said...

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx/?mkt=en-us&fg=rss&vid=e831ef08-b352-426d-a9f4-4b38449a068a&from=34&wa=wsignin1.0

Women's health issues day, the above about a young women with a heart attack.

Woody (Tokin' Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella!) said...

i send these to my girlfriend...
and she told me the other night about her mammogram...'not bad'...i didn't ask 'compared to what?'
just sayin...