October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While almost all of my posts are centered around Mass Transit, I decided that this important issue should take center stage.  For the last 25 years October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is a very important and personal month for me for two reasons.  The lesser reason is my birthday is October 21st :-p.  The biggest reason is that my mom is a two time breast cancer survivor.  For those of you who may not know what that means, it means she has battled and beaten breast cancer twice.  One of the biggest things that women can do to detect breast cancer is have regular check-ups, but in between those check-ups self examination is the second best way to detect breast cancer.  Early detection is the best way to defeat this horrible disease.  If it hadn’t been for my mom’s regular check-ups she may never have noticed she had cancer until it was too late.

So this month not only should you wear pink at some point to show support, but get checked out (by a doctor lol).  If you don’t want to spend the money to see a doctor for a checkup you can still do a self exam at home, and please PLEASE see a doctor if you do feel something, don’t write it off as nothing.