May 4, 2004… I will never forget this date. This is when I got the call from my mom. She got a call a couple of weeks earlier from her doctor. She had a routine mammogram which showed a dark spot. She went in to get a biopsy done to fine out if it was malignant or not. It was. She had breast cancer – but thank goodness, they caught it very early. She was able to get the tumor removed, and go through radiation. She’s been in remission for a few years now. She’s a survivor.
In 2009, it’s estimated that there will be 192,370 new cases of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. That’s a very sobering thought. Ladies, make sure you are doing your self breast exams every month, and if you are over the age of 40, go get your mammogram!
My mother is a hero to me. She’s amazing and she’s a survivor. In honor of her this month, I’m going to send her something special to pamper herself, and to remind her of how strong she really is.
Here at GiftTree, we know how important breast cancer awareness is. We have a wonderful selection of Breast Cancer Awareness Gifts to honor the special person in your life who has been affected by this disease.
Education is key. I encourage you to stay informed and don’t forget to do your self breast exam!
(2009 estimates on breast cancer from http://www.nbcam.org)