The month of October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, "a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services."...more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so it's important that you take this time to get all the information you can to know about breast cancer.Breast Cancer is a scary form of cancer that happens to be about 1 in 8 women in the United States. Although there is no way to really prevent cancer from happening since we aren't quite sure what contributes to it, you can be aware of the signs that may indicate that you have it. Breast Cancer affects men and women of all ages and races; however if you're older and a woman you're more likely to have it. ...more
Watch the Pink Glove Dance Make your Pinky Promise to have your Mammogram this year. No matter where you live, make the Promise through this link and be entered to win an iPod shuffle!Follow me on Twitter@NurseBarbDehn....more
It's pink ribbon time again. That time of year when we're bombarded with all things pink to bring attention to breast cancer, it's causes, treatment, and funding for research.There's a lot of talk about "boobies" and "ta-tas," but there's a whole lot more to it than saving breasts -- it's about saving lives....more
I want to share with you part of a conversation I have quite regularly. It usually begins when someone says to me, "Did you hear, such-and-such has cancer. Isn't it terrible?" and I might say something like,"I heard. Did you know I had cancer?" "Oh really? When was that?" "In July 2003." "Oh my God. Are you all right now?" "Yes, thanks, I am." "Did you have treatment?" "Chemotherapy and radiotherapy." "Wow, and you have how many children?" "Four." "Oh, that's awful. I can't believe it." And then, the inevitable. "And which breast was it in? Did you have to have a mastectomy?...more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you do not know this already, you soon will, as marketers will inundate the shelves, airwaves, and pages with items you can buy to raise awareness for breast cancer. You will be made to feel like you are doing something very important by buying anything in a pink package. You are saving women by making them aware of breast cancer! Never mind that some of these very same products contain chemicals that are linked to causing cancer. Never mind that many of these companies give very little to breast cancer organizations.
On a Saturday morning in early October Josie and I were headed to a birthday party when we arrived to find the main road into the park blocked by a stage, tables and an abundance of balloons. There was no easy way to get to the playground, dog park, soccer fields or the Gymboree where the party was being held. I took a few turns trying to figure out how to get there and so did everyone else who wanted to use the park that fine Saturday morning. ...more