The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is something that I am so passionate about…something that is so near to my heart because my mom had breast cancer a couple of years ago. Never ever ever had anyone in my family, immediate or extended, have breast cancer. Never. So imagine our shock when my mom came home with the report that she had stage 3. It was like a bomb was dropped on my entire family. I was heading into my first year of college so it was super hard for me to leave her knowing that she needed me more than anything.
It was weird because we never saw the signs. Up until that point my mom was perfectly healthy and normal. Up until the day she was diagnosed we never saw the symptoms or signs. Honesty we didn’t even know to look for them. That is why I am so passionate about breast cancer awareness. I never want any woman…or any family to experience what mine did. The state of complete helplessness and desperation is something I don’t wish on anyone. So I make it my goal to tell people to get checked!! Look out for the signs!! Know the symptoms so if you see something abnormal you’ll know to do something about it before its too late.
below are some signs and symptoms you should look out for!! Ladies check yourself regularly and never hesitate to ask your doctor things even if you think its over something small. It could save your life.