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!