|I'll wear my pink beyond October.|
Today, the world is a bit less pink, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to a close with the end of October.
Let’s hope people still maintain their awareness of breast cancer, especially its warning signs and ways of early detection.
I’ve had yearly mammograms since the age of 40. Several female relatives have had, and survived, the disease, so my awareness began long before the official month was declared back in 1985.
Multiple mammograms ago the technician informed me that I have “dense breasts.”
Though that was a serious piece of health information — it’s more difficult to detect signs of cancer in dense breast tissue — my brain at that moment decided to take a lighter route:
“Of course they’re dense,” I thought. “Why do you think they call them boobs?”