MAMMOGRAMS

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A poem about how beneficial mammography is and how important it is that you get yours done every year. A lot of people would miss you!

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MAMMOGRAMS : 

MAMMOGRAMS By: Linda J. Hutchinson

We cringe when we hear the word and hope and pray we never have the devastating disease of breast cancer. : 

We cringe when we hear the word and hope and pray we never have the devastating disease of breast cancer.

Young or old, rich or poor, creeds, color nor religion matter not, it can happen to anyone, at any time, the “why me” has no answer. : 

Young or old, rich or poor, creeds, color nor religion matter not, it can happen to anyone, at any time, the “why me” has no answer.

Mammograms are not perfect, its scanning cannot see everything, but if something is there, it will give the doctors patterns to view. : 

Mammograms are not perfect, its scanning cannot see everything, but if something is there, it will give the doctors patterns to view.

Sometimes a lump will be felt, it must be tested quickly, though a bit painful and embarrassing, mammograms are a good thing to do. : 

Sometimes a lump will be felt, it must be tested quickly, though a bit painful and embarrassing, mammograms are a good thing to do.

Not taking the tests will not show anything, fears are high as we follow instructions of: do not move, then to hold your breath, then to exhale. : 

Not taking the tests will not show anything, fears are high as we follow instructions of: do not move, then to hold your breath, then to exhale.

The tests are over quickly; we go home and frantically await our doctor’s call explaining our test results in full detail. : 

The tests are over quickly; we go home and frantically await our doctor’s call explaining our test results in full detail.

For health’s sake women and men, with large breasts or small, should examine themselves regularly for lumps, seeping and discolorations. : 

For health’s sake women and men, with large breasts or small, should examine themselves regularly for lumps, seeping and discolorations.

Even as a joke, if you were told you will be flattened by the machines picture plates, it could save your life, you need medical information. : 

Even as a joke, if you were told you will be flattened by the machines picture plates, it could save your life, you need medical information.

Waiting is scary and exhausting, as we ponder, we know some tests are good, but others are medically and emotionally sad. : 

Waiting is scary and exhausting, as we ponder, we know some tests are good, but others are medically and emotionally sad.

When our tests return and they are clean, we exhale with relief, past fears disappear, of this news we are thankful and glad. : 

When our tests return and they are clean, we exhale with relief, past fears disappear, of this news we are thankful and glad.

We all fear this horrible disease, have lost friends and loved ones too, we know not their origins, we need a cure, treatments do save lives, but not all, many women die. : 

We all fear this horrible disease, have lost friends and loved ones too, we know not their origins, we need a cure, treatments do save lives, but not all, many women die.

Some are family related, guess my lump was too, my cancer is gone now due to surgery and radiation, but I still take mammograms for precaution, on them I rely. : 

Some are family related, guess my lump was too, my cancer is gone now due to surgery and radiation, but I still take mammograms for precaution, on them I rely.

Written by a breast cancer survivor:Linda J. Hutchinson : 

Written by a breast cancer survivor:Linda J. Hutchinson PLEASE FIND THE CURE!

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