No, you didn't miss something. It's not October - the "official" month of awareness. I'm not a pink-ribbon wearing, pink-product buying, walking-for-a-cure person. But it's on my mind because today my uncle, cousins (and families), and my mother are saying good-bye to my aunt (his wife, their mother, grandmother & mother-in-law, and my mom's sister-in-law) who lost her battle with breast cancer on Friday. She found a lump 11 years ago and fought a long war against this nasty disease, but it eventually won.
So this is your friendly reminder, do self-exams on a monthly basis. If you want to know how you should do this, check out the Susan G. Komen website - this link will take you directly to a page that explains how to properly do a self-exam.
If you just want to know more about breast cancer, you can visit the American Cancer Society's page by clicking here.
When I do my monthly exams from now on, I will be thinking of Aunt L. This world is not our true home, but I'll do what I can to take care of myself while I'm here, and I hope you will too.