Sunday, October 24, 2010

‘When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.’ Lance Armstrong

American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology, suggest frequent screenings and advocate teaching self-exams as a front line to early detection.

These guidelines include:

• baseline mammogram between ages 35 and 40;

• yearly mammograms beginning at 40 and continuing each year; and

• breast self-examination (although this shouldn't be the sole screening method, and the American Cancer Society considers it optional, regular self-examination is a useful tool for discovering abnormalities in breast tissue).

In advocating its own guidelines, the American Cancer Society cites an extensive 2003 expert-panel finding that "screening with mammography reduces breast-cancer mortality in women ages 40-74.

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breast cancer

Here is to hoping and praying that Baby Brooke

can grow up never knowing what breast cancer is.

May we all work together to obliterate it forever.

48 comments:

Marla said...

Awww. I love pictures of Baby Brooke.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Brian Miller said...

cute pic...i hope that is a reality for her...and all of us...

Linda Robinson said...

What a great photo.. What a wonderful prayer.. ~Linda

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia said...

what a beautiful reminder, b.

Gigi said...

I'm so hoping/praying that Baby Brooke is never touched by breast cancer - we are so close.

Matty said...

Some day this disease will be defeated. It's no stranger to my family.

Mental P Mama said...

Amen.

Wanda said...

Great post Becky! Right on.

Alicia said...

Great post, and beautiful picture to go with it!!!!!

JamericanSpice said...

Such a beautiful and hopeful post.

Yes we must work hard and hope all the funds we raise are doing the necessary research to find a cure.

Have a joyful week.

Marvett Smith said...

She is beautiful, and I hope you are so right about her future!

Angela said...

Great post Becky - beautiful

Maddy said...

So true!! Hope you're right, for Baby Brooke and the rest of the young ladies growing up :)

Tamar SB said...

What a beautiful picture! Those eyes are stunning!

Tamar

Jabacue said...

This goes for men too! And Lance knows about this very well. It is essential for men to 'self-examine' themselves, to get to know their body and any differences they find.
Jim

Jessi said...

Such a sweet picture, and that Lance Armstrong quote chokes me up every time.

And Miles To Go... said...

beautiful. What beautiful eyes.

Formerly known as Frau said...

I hope Baby Brooke and all the babies out there never know that horrible word. Have a wonderful Monday!

Tiaras said...

hear hear!

Melissa ♥ Spoiled Mommy said...

Hey lady....love the entry, love the words. <3
Missed ya...Im back now after a long absense.

Becca said...

What a beautiful post and picture~! I just love you!

Puna said...

Lovely sentiment and beautiful photo R. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Capturing Sunshine said...

Hoping and praying too!!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

amen.

stephanie garcia said...

I love this phrase on the comment you left me: "And I pray that they will abandon the fun and the flash of the world for the brightness of Jesus." Such a beautiful word picture. Thank you.

Joye said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog ... I look forward to following along with yours, as well!

Amy said...

I wish the same as you - may it be wiped from this earth. great photo and thanks for the reminders.

Tara said...

Very sweet picture and great post.

Rebecca said...

Such a tender kiss! Very sweet.

Rebecca said...

Such a tender kiss! Very sweet.

Danielle said...

LOVE the crop on this one! Fab as always Ms. Becky!!

lifebythecreek said...

Hey darlin'... I'm sorry I've been absent lately. I hit one or two blogs a day if that, as opposed to the ten or twenty that I used to do. I try to rotate, just so I don't lose touch with all of my bloggy buddies. Of course, I drool over your amazing photography on Facebook, too. You have come SO far, girl; I am proud of you! This pic of Brooke rocks my world, and to imagine a life without the horrors of cancer? Simply divine. I will hope and pray right alongside of you....

Joanna Jenkins said...

Amen to that!
Brooke is as adorable as ever.
xo jj

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful post. ((HUGS))

BLOGitse said...

As a breast cancer survivor I couldn't agree more...
Amen.

Buckeroomama said...

Amen!

Baby Brooke is just all sorts of sweetness and loveliness and adorableness (is that even a word?). Yes, she definitely is! :)

Brooke said...

Beautiful picture and great Public Service Announcement for all of us :)

Love Letters To China said...

Beautiful photo Becky! I too wish this horrid disease would be wiped off the face of our earth. Too many wonderful people lost....just so sad.

Grace

The Blonde Duck said...

Amen!

Ginny said...

So many more people seem to be getting cancer than ever used to. My husband and mom both had it. The ststistics are awful. Thanks for this reminder of early detection!

Valeria said...

you are amazing Becky!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have the same wish!!!!

Erika B said...

I hope my girls never have to go through cancer. Beautiful baby shot.

Erika B

Stephanie Elie said...

Adorable picture.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I just love the composition on this! What gorgeous eyes.

Michelle Pixie said...

Hope truly is all we have! Baby Brooke is beautiful. :)

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Beautiful shot Becky. Hugs

LisaDay said...

Agreed.

LisaDay