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4 Oct

Nobody’s Immune to Breast Cancer

October is one of my favorite months. Besides it being my birthday month, it’s also a time to raise awareness of a really important issue and one close to my heart.

As you may all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I lost my Aunt Laura to Breast Cancer. She was starting to heal and for about three years all seemed well. During her fourth year of remission, they found a lump in her neck. It turned out she was developing metastatic cancer. Metastatic cancer is deadly and allows the cancer to spread all over the body.

At age 56, she passed away.

Breast Cancer is the leading diagnosed cancer in women, and one out of every eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime!

It’s important for us to stay informed and healthy.

I know many of you assume you’ll never have to suffer through something so serious (God forbid you do), but my aunt thought the same.

Prevention is key, and early detection might save your life or the life of someone you love. Follow these five simple steps for self-examination, and make sure you see a physician.

I hope you all join me this month by raising awareness of this very important cause. Whether you fundraise, wear pink or simply read this post, remember that we’re all in this together.

Let’s fight cancer!

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