This is a PSA. Brace yourselves. As some of you probably know, my mother died of breast cancer at a relatively young age. She saw a bruise on her breast that refused to heal and then she waited for months to go to the doctor, because that’s the way my mother did things. It took her 18 months to die. Today I went for my second ever mammogram. Mammograms are very stressful for me, because I have to relive my mother’s death and because I’m always afraid that they may find something. To top it off, they don’t tell you results until a week later. However, having a mammogram is still one of the best ways to detect breast cancer, and I can’t help but think that if my mother had gone to the doctor when she first noticed something odd, my children would still have a grandmother. So this is a gentle reminder: if you are a woman over the age of 40, most insurance plans cover an annual mammogram, so if you’ve been putting yours off, please make an appointment. It’s important.
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