Thankyou to everyone that joined in for day one of Blogtober, I have already found some new, amazing blogs to read and learnt lots about so many bloggers, if you haven’t had a chance to go and read any yet, check out Mummy and The Mexicans, Tea & Cake For The Soul, Northumberland Mam, The Mum Diaries and Mom of Two.
Today the topic is Boobs with a specific emphasis on Breast Cancer. The first time I can remember breast cancer being mentioned was when I was about ten, the lady who used to work at the pub with my mum and she also had a boy in my class at school was diagnosed, and I remember not really understanding how a mum from school who was only the same age as my mum being ill, up until then I presume I had imagined that only old people got ill. Her name was Corinne and I have never forgotten about her, she was treated at the time and they thought the cancer had gone, but I found out when I was in my late teens that it had returned and she didn’t make it.
Boobs are a funny thing, they are probably the most discussed part of a woman’s anatomy, and without getting into a whole different debate on breastfeeding (I could talk for hours on that one), they are essentially there to feed your children.
It is vitally important that all women check their breasts regularly for any lumps and bumps, and if you think something doesn’t look or feel right then please make sure you head off to the GP, and when you get that appointment for your mammogram please don’t file it under ‘do it later’.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the UK, with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed in their lifetime.
Not a particularly cheery subject but one that is so important, speaking from experience, my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago, not because she had any of the symptoms, just through sheer fluke, she had a scan to check the pulses in her groin as they weren’t working properly and the scan went quite high up her body (the joy of being 5ft tall) and they noticed a shadow on her lung, so they called her back and had it checked further, it was indeed the very early stages of the disease and thankfully they were able to operate and remove the affected part of the lung, and she is fine, but my point is if you notice ANYTHING different, please go and get it checked out to be on the safe side xxx
I’ll be back tomorrow with the topic of couples to tie in with #nationalboyfriendday.
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