Do your boobs hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a …
Whoa! Wait just a doggone minute! If you can tie your boobs in a knot or a bow and throw them over your shoulder, then you’ve got no excuse for not getting a mammogram!
October is breast cancer awareness month and early detection is the key to battling this disease that now strikes about 1 in every 8 U.S. women.
Let’s face it – no one likes having their ta tas smashed flatter than a tortilla. But whether we like it or not, mammograms are one of life’s “just do it,” necessities. Kind of like having your teeth cleaned twice a year or balancing your checkbook.
Thanks to her annual mammogram, my own dear mother discovered a tiny malignant breast lump which was successfully removed during a biopsy. She was later treated with radiation and thankfully no further treatment or surgery was required. Her story might have had an entirely different outcome if she would have skipped her annual mammogram.
Statistics show that about 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.* In fact, the most significant risk factor for breast cancer is simply … being a woman and getting older. That’s not great news for us girls.
We can significantly improve our odds of avoiding this disease by doing a few simple things. Regular mammograms are a must! While there is still some debate about the age to begin having regular mammograms, many experts agree that women should start screening by age 40. However, women of all ages should begin doing regular breast self-exams at home as early as possible. If you’ve got em’ – check em’ ladies!
Those same experts agree that healthy eating (eliminating fast-foods and processed foods) also increase our chances of living healthier lives and avoiding breast cancer. And I hate to be the one to break it to you … but yes, even regular exercise several times per week can improve your chances of avoiding breast cancer.
Sometimes it’s no fun being a grown-up and acting responsibly, but hey … there are worse things in life than mammograms. Can you say root canal? Or how about IRS tax audit?
Throw them over your shoulder if you want… just make sure you tame the ta tas and get that mammogram soon!
Let everything that has breasts praise the Lord!
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
Blessings in Christ and as always … happy reading!
*breastcancer.org for more info.