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  1. Kelly
    October 3, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

    Thanks for this I had an aunt that Passed away from breast cancer. This means a lot to me and I always make sure to get my breast checked every year.

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:48 am

      I’m really sorry for your loss!!

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  2. Christa Anne
    October 3, 2019 @ 9:31 pm

    It’s so important to continue to raise awareness. Not only does it help people with early detection but it also gets much needed finds to researchers.

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:48 am

      yes that’s true!

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  3. kileen
    October 4, 2019 @ 12:34 am

    This is such an important and informative post about the danger of cancer and ways to protect yourself. Cancer is something that affects so many people and it is so important to stay in the know on how to detect the early signs of cancer! My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer so this hits really close to home!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:49 am

      Oh Kileen I didn’t know that. Keeping her and your family in my prayers!!

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  4. ashleystephenson011
    October 4, 2019 @ 9:02 am

    Everyone should read this post, so much good information! Thank you for sharing! My mom had breast cancer and my grandfather actually had it as well – so I am almost 30 and will have my first mamogram when I turn 30 because of the high risk.

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:50 am

      Oh wow – I hope they both are well now? I haven’t researched much on the actual treatment path for men – if you don’t mind me asking, what did he go through?

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  5. Stephanie
    October 4, 2019 @ 9:04 am

    I so appreciate how detailed this post was. I’ve always wondered exactly WHAT I’m looking for when doing a self-check, but that illustration with the photo of the lemons was really helpful. It’s scary to think about how many women end up with breast cancer in their life. I certainly want to be on the safe side and check often to prevent anything from getting worse if I DO feel it.

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:51 am

      I first saw that lemon example floating around on Facebook last year and thought it was the best representation for what you’re actually looking for!! I’m so glad you like it too!

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  6. Becky Ginther
    October 4, 2019 @ 10:13 am

    Thank you for sharing all of this information. One of my good friends had breast cancer, went through chemo, they thought she beat it. About a month ago she found out she has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Very little funding or research goes into metastatic cancer right now so we are working hard to spread the word. Most research right now is focused on prevention and treatment for early stages of breast cancer, but not towards a cure for the currently terminal metastasis. I think it’s about 30% of women with breast cancer will reach stage 4… so it really is something that more research should be done for.

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:54 am

      I’m so, so sorry to hear that. My mother in law passed away from metastatic lymphoma – different beast but same picture over all. I’m really hoping that as medicine becomes more targeted towards our specific genomes that the tough diseases and metastatic diseases start responding better to therapies. There are so many breakthroughs waiting on the horizon but unfortunately it isn’t soon enough. Keeping your friend in my prayers!

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  7. Ashley Rollins
    October 4, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    I appreciate your thoroughness with this issue. I had no idea that so many women were diagnosed each year. I have a close friend who found a lump and cancer this year. Early detection is key!

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:54 am

      Early detection is EVERYTHING! I hope she is okay!

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  8. Carolyn
    October 4, 2019 @ 10:32 am

    You’re right, those facts are really disturbing. Breast cancer runs in my family on both sides so that makes me nervous for myself and future daughters. That lemon visual is really helpful!

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    • Tara
      October 4, 2019 @ 11:55 am

      it’s scary and makes it all the more pressing to know your body. I really liked the lemons too!

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  9. Caitlin
    October 11, 2019 @ 9:27 am

    Such an incredibly important topic to raise awareness about!

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  10. WanderlustBeautyDreams
    October 11, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

    What an informative post! It’s so important to be aware of our own bodies and do these check ups!

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  11. Taylor
    October 14, 2020 @ 11:43 am

    THank you so much for thispost! It is so important to raise awareness and educate people on how to check for signs!

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  12. Iris
    October 14, 2020 @ 11:51 am

    Huh, I definitely should do more self breast exams. I never think about it, and will definitely add this to my self-care list.

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  13. Neely Moldovan
    October 14, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

    I know a lot of women my age and a little older who have had breast cancer so its for sure something I realize is so comon! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Jennifer L Prince
    October 14, 2020 @ 4:22 pm

    It’s so important to be aware and take getting checked seriously! Fab reminders.

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  15. Indya | The Small Adventurer
    October 14, 2020 @ 11:13 pm

    Wow, this was jam-packed of information that I didn’t know! I actually thought the death rate for breast cancer was a lot lower. As horrible as cancer is (I have a friend who was diagnosed with a different kind of inoperable cancer was a teenager), I for some reason thought breast cancer had a high survival rate, so this has really scared me “straight” into doing more home checks! I don’t actually know anyone with it, but if anything, that makes it MORE scarier, as it’s got to be around the corner somewhere with these kind of statistics. It’s definitely going to be on my mind a lot more from now on!

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  16. Nicole Flint
    October 15, 2020 @ 7:09 am

    I love how informative this was! My lovely doctor as embedded in my brain since I have started to see her at 18 that EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES! We have to make sure that we know what to look for.

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  17. Becky
    October 15, 2020 @ 8:31 am

    Definitely important to share info like this. One of my good friends has metastatic breast cancer – she is 32 and will live with this the rest of her life. I’ve found it’s really good to spread the word about this stage of breast cancer because it affects many women and their treatment will never stop since there is no cure. I donate every year to Metavivor to support this area of research and awareness since not as many people know about it.

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  18. Taylor
    October 15, 2020 @ 10:23 am

    This is such an informative post. I just had my breasts checked a few months ago, and all was good, but I’m so glad that I self check regularly and know what to look for!

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  19. Deborah
    October 19, 2020 @ 10:18 am

    Thank you for sharing such important info and I think everyone should read this post!

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