This is very important to each and every woman out there.
Thanks to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage for this badge.
Many of you aren't aware that I am a 10 year survivor of breast cancer. I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), stage zero, after a routine mammogram. I was very fortunate that it was caught very early. I subsequently had two lumpectomies, 6 weeks of radiation therapy, and 5 years of taking Tamoxifen daily. I cannot tell you how important it is to get a regular mammogram and also check yourself once a month. My DCIS could not have been detected by checking myself. Only a mammogram could have found it at that early stage. Just 15 minutes of my time once a year and it saved my life.