Monday March 18th 2024, 8:04 pm
Filed under: Life

Well that was fast. Mammogram Thursday morning first thing. All I had to do was ask–and then show up then, of course.

One of the women in the carpool last night said something and I did a double take and went, Wait–did YOU have breast cancer, too?!

Yes, last year.

She told me how her doctor had told her she was officially old enough not to have to have mammograms anymore and her response had been, Why don’t we have one last one for old time’s sake. Which made me kind of laugh, because that isn’t a test one associates with fondness nor nostalgia.

But that is why they caught it quite early.

I thought she’d just been watching church by Zoom. I thought she’d just gotten a shorter haircut than usual. I had had no idea.

I’m going, I’m going!

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Oh, good, I’m glad they can get you in so soon! Lots of scary stories out there.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.19.24 @ 5:45 am

There’s a woman in my book club who had breast cancer when she was really young and I had no idea until we were talking about a different friend who had colon cancer in his 40s. It is crazy how common it is!

Comment by NGS 03.19.24 @ 6:13 am

So glad your friend was able to catch it early.
I heard the ratio is 1 in 8 women in Canada.
Pretty incredible.
Glad treatments have improved so much in recent decades.

Comment by Lisa R-R, Toronto 03.19.24 @ 5:34 pm

Our niece, who does the mammograms, insists that there is no “too old” for them. She said that quite emphatically when I was told there was a very low percentage that I would get breast cancer.

Comment by Mary 03.20.24 @ 1:51 pm

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