Margie: Edna, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I feel
we should offer our friends some information. Poor Grandma Callahan died
from breast cancer but we didn't know much about it back then.
Men can also develop breast cancer and it's important that we mention them also.
Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all cases of breast cancer,
and is usually detected in men between 60 and 70 years of age.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Edna: I think it's a great idea to educate our readers about this serious issue. Do you remember that young lady who used to live down the street about 20 years ago? Her mother told me not too long ago that she'd found a lump, and she needed a mastectomy but refused to do it because she was embarrassed. The next thing you know, she's gone, and for what? There is no shame in getting a mastectomy, especially when it's a matter of life and death.
Margie: I do recall that, sister. There certainly is no shame. I don't know what's wrong with people these days.
Edna: Well, the beauty of the age we're living in is that with so much information available, there's no excuse not to go to your doctor and have a frank talk about your risks and options. And maybe someday soon we'll be telling our readers about the cure for breast cancer.