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Friday, September 9, 2011

My Pink Boobie Check Day

Yep, yesterday was my boobie check day.  I was a little past due actually, I was almost a year late since my last one. Women over (cough, cough) 40 should be having a mammogram once yearly.  There are exceptions to this rule, such as if you have a family history of breast cancer, you should start getting screened 10 years before your relatives age of diagnosis.

Click on the cute button above and it will take you to directly Susan G. Komen website.  There is so much information on their site.

The hardest thing about the exam, was putting on the robe that added an extra 20 30 lbs.  I've never had a bad exam.  Some women say it's a little uncomfortable when the machine presses them but I've never felt much.  This year they had a brand new machine and honestly I didn't feel a thing.  And the exam didn't even last 5 minutes.  Really, if you've never had your mammogram, PLEASE go do it, it's so simple, so quick and can literally save your life.
Fortunately I don't have any history of breast cancer in my family.  But did you know that of the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer, only ONE has a history.  That shocked me.

Also please remember how important your self exam is.  Early detection is so important!  Doing a simple self-exam every month is your Best Defense against breast cancer.  None of us want to think about the "Big C" but simply thinking about it now could save your life.

This wasn't a sponsored post.  Just sharing a little about my life that might help someone else.
Wishing you all a blessed weekend full of fun.
Hugs...Tracy :)


  1. Tracy, thanks for the reminder. It's time for my yearly mammogram. Even though I dread it (I had to have a biopsy a few years ago), it's not bad at all. The ladies who work at the screening places are usually so sweet and kind. I like to treat myself afterward with shopping and lunch. This gives me something to look forward to that day.

  2. What a great post, very worthwhile. Thank you!