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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Do As I Say, Not as I Did
It's that time of year again. Mammogram. Ugh! But unlike years past, this one wasn't really uncomfortable. Now that hospitals are using digital equipment, there is a lot less compression involved which translates to a lot less discomfort (or in some cases downright pain!). I was for several years very active in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in honor of my wonderful sister-in-law who is a many year breast cancer survivor. But I have to admit that I skipped the last several years and have not been getting my annual mammogram. I don't expect bad results as we don't have a genetic history of breast cancer in my family. But I am more apprehensive than years' past since if there is a problem, it may have been hiding for several years rather than just a few months. But I want to encourage anyone who reads this to NOT do as I did. Get your mammogram each year. It really is important.