Monday, January 10, 2011

On the Box Again

I don't usually type directly onto the blog.  I usually agonize for days over the littlest word or if my tenses are correct, but there's no time for that now.  This is just a short visit to spread the message one more time in case anyone missed it in the past.

Today, for the second time in two years, a friend told me her mammogram was "suspicious."  An ultrasound was recommended.  I can't stress this enough, so I'll do it boldly.

GET THE ULTRASOUND!

Early detection is not some lovely idea made up by corporations, or physicians.  It's real.  Early detection saves lives.  Do not linger, do not dawdle, run to get the ultrasound.  Request it along with your mammograms.  

I am a prime example of early detection and I am proud to be obnoxious about it.  

It's true, I always promote the great work being done by Dr. Susan Love and the Avon Army of Women in search of the causes of breast cancer, in order to ultimately prevent it and no thought makes me happier, but until that day occurs....

GET THE ULTRASOUND!

I'm done for the moment.  I feel better.  Thanks for reading.


8 comments:

  1. Ultrasound, Mammogram AND MRI.....leave no stone unturned and argue your case until you're blue in the face.....it just might save your life....

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  2. As I tell women about ovarian symptoms: it's up to your doctors to convince you you DON'T have cancer, not up to you to convince them that you do.

    Fight on!

    Sarah

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  3. Exactly, you are your own best advocate. Demand and expect everything. Trust your instincts and never accept "maybe" "wait" "possible" as explanations!

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  4. Ladies, thank you for getting on the box with me.

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  5. Here here to all that you all said!

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  6. Stacey,
    Sorry to hear you have yet another friend dealing with a suspicious mammogram. I hate that term, that's what they called mine. It was rated a five on a one to five scale of suspision. Keep on ringing the alarm!

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  7. Such an important point to get across, Stacey, and you can't make it enough times! I've been getting a routine mammo WITH sonogram every year because of my risk factors. It doesn't take long, the insurance covers it, and it gives me peace of mind.
    Keep using this forum to spread the word! Lives are saved every day via basic screening.

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