One thing I’ve talked a lot about on Twitter this year is the importance of women under the age of 40 to get a mammogram if it’s financially feasible – or better yet if your insurance will cover it. Not only does it establish a baseline for future comparisons, but women under 40 often do not discover lumps early enough for effective treatment. So if it’s within your budget, get a mammogram.
Now, this Friday Video was sent in my SO MANY PEOPLE. Have a look:
I’ll be honest. Some of the looks and the close ups of dinner-plate nipples gave me a squick, but I did like the message behind it: check your boobs! (The last 40 seconds are hilarious, and filled with some amazing gold lame’—though I don’t think I was the target audience for that bit…. 0_o).
There is also a Free App on iTunes from ReThinkBreastCancer where you can select a gentleman to remind you that it’s breast exam time. Reader Becky wrote me and said, “Fair warning: I hear the app has way less mantitty in it. I do wish they’d encouraged all the ladies watching this video to get their husbands and boyfriends to do self exams, too. If you’ve got nipples, you can get breast cancer.” Amen to that.
I wonder if there should be a couples app where your smartphone reminds you to go check your partner’s chest. I can think of many couples who would be ok with that.
I hope your weekend is spent taking care of yourself in all the best ways, and if you’re fighting cancer, kick it’s ass. RAR!