#Blogtober18 Day 2 Boobs #breastcancerawareness

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 SoulNorthumberland 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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Comments (17)

  • ClearlyBex

    October 2, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Fab linkup and a great way to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Thank you

  • Kim Carberry

    October 2, 2018 at 6:08 am

    It’s a fab way to raise a bit of awareness!
    Thank you for the mention! x

  • Tea and Cake for the Soul

    October 2, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for mentioning me and I too have found some great new blogs, wow what a busy day it turned out to be. As you know I set up my own prompts before joining the group so I covered boobs on my blog yesterday. Sad story about Corinne. We all know someone don’t we. Thanks as gain for hosting us Mandi.

  • Shell Louise

    October 2, 2018 at 6:25 am

    I’m pleased your mum was ok. I have twin aunts who were both diagnosed with breast cancer within a year of each other. They’re both ok now, thankfully.

  • MotherGeek

    October 2, 2018 at 6:26 am

    1 in 8 is a scary number isn’t it! #Blogtober18

  • GirlsGospel

    October 2, 2018 at 6:26 am

    So glad your mum’s ok! #Blogtober18

  • Rhi

    October 2, 2018 at 8:01 am

    It’s so important to check your breasts regularly. I wonder how many of us do? I must admit I’m pretty sporadic at doing it.

    1. Maria

      October 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      If I’m honest, I’m in my late twenties and have done this once a year at the most… pretty appalling. Posts like these always raise awareness and prompt you though.

  • Sonia

    October 2, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Loved writing this post and help raise #BreastCancerAwareness 🙂

  • Samantha Donnelly

    October 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Such an important subject to talk about, I had a friend who had no idea she had breast cancer, but luckily is in remission now, glad your Mum is ok x

  • Anne

    October 2, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I hope your Mum is okay x I’m joining in for the first time today so I’ve done a two day post. My friends with Breast Cancer now tallies 6, despicable disease 🙁

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    October 2, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mum, and hope all is fine now. I completely agree that anything at all that may seem not quite right should be checked. #blogtober xx

  • Elaine Fitzpatrick

    October 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Fabulous post with great clear illustrations.

  • Stacy

    October 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    I had some strange breast changes while pregnant and ended up calling 111 for advice. They were brilliant and booked me in to be checked over the following morning to be on the safe side. Ended up being totally normal, hormonal changes but I’ll never forget how quickly I got seen!

  • Naomi

    October 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mum. My nan went through breast cancer and it can be so terrifying. Such an important thing to raise awareness about. Thank you for hosting #Blogtober18

  • Michelle Murray

    October 2, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your mum but great post for raising awareness.

  • Rachel Simons

    October 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    So glad they caught your mums cancer by fluke x

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