Friday, July 9

Breast Cancer

A picture I did for the national breast cancer awareness.

A friend of mines sister has just been diagnosed with cancer, she is 33 years old.
She has a 21 month old son and cancer was the last thing on her mind. We all know someone who knows someone who has Breast cancer, but they are usually over 45. I was really shocked when I heard the news a few days ago. You don't expect a young fit healthy mother to get cancer. She had breast fed her baby, which they say decreases the chances of getting breast cancer.
She was feeling well, and really enjoying being a mother. It wasn't until her son bashed in to her breast accidently that she felt a tiny tiny lump. Now as most mother who breast feed know, our breast are always a bit lumpy due to the milk ducts. She put it down to the fact that it was probably just a milk duct that hadn't gone down. A few days later it was still quite sore so she got it checked out. Thats when they found the cancer.
Luckily she found it early on, and is know the process of chemotherapy. Its going to be a long haul, but she is on the mend. SHe also has a fabulous wig that looks better than real hair.
Please please please check your self monthly, as our breast change every month. If you find anything unusual, get it checked.
You can never be too careful or too young.

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