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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Palmer

It’s Not Scary

Updated: Jan 24


It’s Not Scary.

  • Halloween? Scary

  • Ghosts? Scary

  • The Dark? Scary

  • Mammogram? NOT SCARY

As has been my tradition for the past 16 years, I am sending my annual letter to encourage you to take care of your mammary glands. That means monthly self-exams, conversations with your doctors, and scheduled mammograms (and ultrasounds) beginning at 40 years old.

My baseline mammogram at 40 revealed breast cancer. Scary

Health insurance, early detection and a team of exceptional doctors made it less scary. The knowledge I gained was powerful. I was able to navigate my care with a strong support system. Less scary

So, on this last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I invite you to:

  • Make an appointment for a screening.

  • If you are a man, encourage the women in your life to stay on top of their appointments. They will ALWAYS find something that is more important than their health.

  • Take 2 Advil before and buy yourself a gift after.

  • If you get scary news, get the support and information you need to make informed decisions.

  • Call me. I will always try to make it less scary.

Healthy Boo-bs and full-sized candy bars to all!

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