October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

tumblr_mu06y1zQQk1ss7eczo1_500During the month of October there is a focus on Breast Cancer and health. Both women and men can be impacted by this dreaded disease. Many people have been impacted in one way or another by this form of cancer.

More than likely you have a family member or a friend who has or has had Breast Cancer. For some the fight was a victory while others have been taken from us tragically. There are stories of everyday people who have been impacted by this disease that have been heroic. My mother-in-law is a survivor because she caught it early. Mary Ellen Locher, a former local TV news anchor here in Chattanooga unfortunately lost her battle but she has a treatment center at a local hospital named in her honor.

Self examination and annual mammograms are important in the fight against this disease. Research is ongoing into a cure for this and other cancers.

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness visit Healthfinder.gov or the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website. Help spread the word about this important issue.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

3 thoughts on “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

  1. Have you ever seen the movie/documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc? It was interesting. Every time I see something about breast cancer or a pink ribbon or a pink product, I think of different parts of that film.


  2. I went through all that in September. Thank God at the moment they only found a small cyst, but will have to keep an eye on it for growth and possible cancer. Right now it is small and they “think” benign. Not positive.


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