Monday, October 02, 2006

Sheryl Crow On Breast Cancer Detection

October is breast cancer awareness month. Sheryl Crow tells her story here.

There are eight women in this generation of my extended family (sisters and first cousins). Seven of the eight of us have had breast, ovarian or thyroid cancer. The youngest age at diagnosis was 32, the oldest 53.
None of our mothers were ever diagnosed with cancer.

Please stay current with your check-ups.


annulla said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Sniderman said...

Good post.

Tell your moms to check early, check often. They're not too young. Trust me

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Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

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Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

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