Monday, March 31, 2008

April 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 your 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. (Mattsmom, email me! I owe you a reading!)


And, here's a video demonstration of a BSE.


Sweet Irene said...

This is a good reminder. In the Netherlands we get a free mammogram every two years, but it is a good idea to self exam and the best place to do that is under the shower while soaped up. Don't neglect to do this, ladies.

Hecate said...

Hi, sweet irene! Wish we got free mammograms here, as well!

ntodd said...

yes, please.

sukabi said...

Hi Hecate, came over from Rising hegemon... thought you'd like to know that your blog isn't displaying correctly on a mac in firefox... everything's spread out across the page...

MaryEllen said...

Hecate -- I discovered your blog from a link from The Fields We Know. Great -- I love reading you and looking at all the videos you post. I have an annual mammogram through the Breast Cancer screening people in September of every year. I did get one last Sept. Does that qualify me for a free reading? MaryEllen