If You’ve Ever Been Close To Cancer (sponsored video)
When I was in college my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was young (in her forties) and although she found her cancer at an early stage, the diagnosis and treatment was difficult for our family. Because I was away at school I wasn’t able to physically be there to give her hugs, bring her a glass of water, or hold her hair back when she felt sick, but that didn’t mean I didn’t understand how tough it was.
Twenty years later, my mom is cancer-free, but during the time that has passed I have known others who were diagnosed with cancer, including my dad, and no matter what the outcome, cancer sucks.
I believe that the only fighting chance we have is in taking care of ourselves in the best way possible, which includes finding a little laughter in each day, eating well, and getting a regular dose of exercise. If you’ve ever been close to cancer, then this little video from the American Caner Society might hit home.
We all need to do everything we can, whether it’s walking as a group or running solo. I know I need to be more in tune with my body. This month, I promise to do a self breast exam and to make an appointment with the dermatologist (because aside from my lesions, I have a “spot” I need to get checked out). What can you do to take care of yourself this month?