Well, my mother went in for a mammogram last week, then from there had a biopsy, and today we found out that she had breast cancer. Yeah, that fucking sucks. So, unless you've just popped on the Grunt Ahoy scene, that is two people with cancer in my immediate family at the moment: Me (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and my mom (Boobie Cancer). My mother had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma twenty years ago and nearly died. She doesn't need this again.
The good news is that hers was caught early and it can be cut out, with possible radiation therapy after. This is a relief.
I am now seeing the positive in this. My mom's life will be saved by good doctors. Wouldn't it be terrible if she didn't go in for a mammogram?
So, the moral of the story is that all you girls should get checked out, now. Sure, if you go in for a scary mammogram you might find out undesirable news, but you just may save your life. I will even volunteer my god-like hands to pre-screen you before you see the doctor. The princess and the pea has nothing on me.
Update: The type of breast cancer my mom has is DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ). and is non-invasive (thank God).
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