Dear Friends and Family,
As you know I completed chemotherapy about a month ago! I am so glad to be finished with that phase of my treatment. I celebrated completing my treatment by attending a luncheon called In the Pink. The guest speaker was Amy Robach from Good Morning America. I enjoy watching her on Good Morning America on my days off of work. I was so excited about attending the event and having the opportunity to meet her. Her speech was very moving and I related to many things that she said. One of her main points was that everyone has a right to have a mammogram anytime they want and as often as they want. She reiterated throughout her speech that her mammogram saved her life. She also emphasized the importance of informing and empowering every generation about early detection, although it was not something she thought much about until she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. She signed my book and I gave her and Robin Roberts a Team Jen shirt. 🙂
October is Brest Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month means so much more to me now, than before. I am asking all of you to make sure that you get a mammogram, even if you are under the age of 40. Also, give yourself a breast self-exam monthly and if you feel or notice something suspicious, please talk to your doctor. Also, if you notice a change in your nipples, please talk to your doctor. This website contains an illustration of the 12 signs of breast cancer using lemons. Men can also get breast cancer, please take care of yourselves too.
Anchored in HOPE,