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  •  Cheers to regular boobie exams (2+ / 0-)
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    BlueJessamine, sjterrid

    I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was only 2 years old. She was only 29. Back then, breast cancer was often a death sentence.

    Three years ago, two cousins passed away from breast cancer. They each survived nine years after they were diagnosed with one of the more aggressive varieties.

    I found an old picture of my mother and my grandmother walking along a dirt road next to an unidentified relative who obviously had undergone a mastectomy. I'm guessing that the picture was taken about 1944.

    I even found that one of my 2nd great grandmothers died from breast cancer way back in 1910. She was 87 years old.

    On the other hand, one relative who had a simple lumpectomy when she was in her 60's lived to 103. She self-examined.

    So many friends and acquaintences are now detecting their cancer early these days. Breast cancer awareness and frequent exams saves lives.

    I am not shy about telling those who hesitate that I care. Breast exams, colon exams, skin exams, prostate exams, testicle exams, whatever. Some are afraid, usually about colonoscopies. I figure it's my duty to help them get through their irrational fear, whatever it is.

    Oh yeah. This man appreciates the beauty of women. All the parts. Especially the part between the ears.

    Men can and do get breast cancer. I know how to do a fairly thorough breast exam, too. I will gladly give anyone a breast exam, but only if my wife is present. And only for close friends who ask or someone who isn't shy about letting a man examine her breasts. Kind of a second opinion about a questionable self-exam, for example. Linda Carter might be an exception. Such a gorgeous woman.

    Sexual harassment? Not. No way.

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 10:50:47 AM PDT

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