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Breast Cancer AwarenessBreast Cancer Awareness month, is an important time for reflection. I was thinking what I could say that hasn’t been said in the last two weeks, so I thought I would share a story with you.

When I was very small, maybe 6 or 7 years old, I remember a friend of my mother’s came to visit. I couldn’t take my eyes off her arm. It was twice the size of her left arm and I wondered how strange that looked. Mom said that she was not feeling well and she had an infection. Less than a year later, I found out Mom’s friend had passed away. She had breast cancer.

When I was a child, breast cancer was a death sentence, but not today.
What amazing progress we have made in the last 60 years. So I would like to thank the dedicated, women and men who have worked so hard to find a cure for breast cancer. I know so many women, friends of mine, friends of my daughters, who because of research beat this disease.

early detection

I speak with so many women who had breast cancer and have been cancer free for many years. Our progress has been unstoppable. Thank you.
My little secret: Enjoy life!! Go for a mammogram every year.

Author: Olga Cohen

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