Friday, September 23, 2005

Breast Cancer Awareness for Women ... And Men!

It's true. If you thought you were in the clear from getting breast cancer just because you are a male, you're very mistaken! Nearly 17,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Although mamograms are recommended very highly for women, there are also some men who get them (although it may be more difficult for them to get mamograms since most have flat chests).

My godmother died of breast cancer. It spread from her breasts (which she had removed by mastectomy) to her lymph nodes, and ended up killing her when it spread to the brain stem. I was about eight years old at the time.

She wasn't related to me, but cancer doesn't have to be hereditary in order for one to have it. If you want more information, I suggest you visit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation website. This link will provide you with an endless number of resources on the matter.

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