October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this post is dedicated to our Founder’s mother who lost her battle to breast cancer March 2, 2005. The day she was diagnosed was devastating and had a huge impact on the entire family. Watching a loved one fight for their life is traumatizing for all involved. We can only imagine what goes through the mind of the individual who sits across from their physician and has to hear them utter the words, “You have cancer.” The processing of that information can take you from shock, anger, depression, and ultimately the fight to survive. The surgery, chemotherapy and radiation takes it toll on the body where it becomes a task to fight through the pain, nausea, aches, mood changes, loss of hair and weight. Early detection is important as it has been linked to higher survival rates. A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breast. A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer. Ask all the questions you need from your physician to be well informed of your diagnosis and prognosis.
We continue to applaud and support the continuous efforts of finding a cure. May you continue to Rest Easy Jadonna R. Bandy.