As I was talking about mammograms in the last post, now is a good time to talk about breast cancer and breast cancer awareness. I’ve just been reading the blog of a young woman called Sylvie (http://www.BreastCancerVictory.com). She started her blog when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just before she was due to get married back in August. Just over a month later she was preparing herself for a mastectomy, unfortunately the results of that weren’t good.
Her blog is beautifully written and explains the physical details of breast cancer treatment, as well as the emotional roller coaster of having the rug pulled from under your feet. We moan about mammograms being uncomfortable, but they are small discomfort compared to what may happen if we don’t survey our bodies.