You probably know that October is breast cancer awareness month. It just so happens that today, October 2nd is my mother-in-law's sixth and final round of chemo since her diagnosis earlier this spring. She will begin radiation soon but we are thrilled that her chemo treatments are now over! We have been amazed by her strength and resilience throughout this process, although it is undoubtedly a very difficult thing to endure.
My husband's grandmother survived breast cancer, and one of my dearest friends is also a survivor. I just got the news today that another close friend was recently diagnosed and will be having surgery soon. Breast cancer has never seemed so real to me as it does right now, having it so close to home.
I'm writing this as a reminder to myself and to all of the ladies who might read this to be aware and responsible. My mother-in-law found her lump through her routine mammogram, and my friend who was just diagnosed found hers during a self exam. I know there are countless stories like these and you probably all know someone affected by cancer, but what a powerful reminder for all of us to take action! What better time to start than now?