Scheduled for Wednesday this week, the next exciting event in my life: my bi-annual mammogram. Oh, sorry, you were expecting maybe a trip to DisneyWorld? Not this year.
Last Thursday was the six-month anniversary of my mother's death from breast cancer. Yes, I still miss her, and yes, I'm still angry that she never had a mammogram. If she had, she would still be dancing, and reading to her fourteen great-grandchildren.
I can't believe the number of women over sixty who have told me they 'don't need a mammogram at their age'. I'd like to fire their doctors!
FACT: the older you are, the more at risk you are for cancer. MORE not less.
Haven't had a mammogram? GET. ONE. NOW. Your family will thank you.
And so will I.