Happy Birthday Mama (Breast Cancer Awareness)

24 Oct

The Hitt List

October is always the hardest time of the year for me. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, my mothers birthday and also the month she died from breast cancer.

I haven’t written anything all this month because quite frankly, I knew I had to write something about my mom, the importance of breast screening and early detection and care . 14 years later and it’s still hard for me to talk about it. I miss her smile, I’m saddened by the memories we’ll never get to share, the victories we didn’t get to celebrate and the days when despite everyone’s best efforts nothing and no one can comfort me like I know my mom would.

Here are some key statistics care of cancer.org:

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer…

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