Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2012

Letter: Take control

October 25, 2012


To the editor:

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is winding down, I would like to stress the importance of self breast examination and baseline and yearly mammograms. Women! First, set up a schedule for yourself, teach your daughters and remind your friends. Second, early detection need not be frightening! If you notice a change, seek answers and do not wait. Third, if your journey takes you down the path of breast cancer, remember this: We are blessed in our city to have the most caring and skilled team of physicians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, nurses, technicians and office staff at the ready as well as the top-notch Lawrence Memorial Hospital facility to carry you through your journey. I know, because they carried me. 

And to my special team, I say “thank you,” for your expertise and genuine care that guided me through my journey. Let’s hope a cure is found soon.  Until then, ladies, take control of your health and get your mammogram!


Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 years, 8 months ago

I agree. I hound my wife until she has her mammogram. I love her and life without her would not be worth living.

Larry Sturm 5 years, 8 months ago

I am glad that you had a good experience with your cancer problem. But the republicans and the teabagers shutting planned parenthood and cutting funding to other social services does not help women that don't have health insurance or can't afford it.

Enlightenment 5 years, 8 months ago

laredo, my thoughts exactly. I urge people that are railing against the ACA and federal funding going to PP to try to understand the individuals that will not have care available to them without the ACA or PP.

Many conservatives and "god fearing" people are against gov't funding of PP because in their mind PP just kills babies. Very few PP offices offer abortion services, but all PP clinics provides medical services that save women's lives. So by cutting funding to PP, you believe you are saving the life of a child, but you may be killing an adult.

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