Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Guest blogger- D. W. Seydel


I write this blog with mixed feelings.  My Mother's battle with breast cancer began three years ago.  Through early detection and self examination she discovered a lump in April 2014.  By August of that year she had endured 2 radical surgeries removing the cancer cells.  Throughout the following 9 weeks she took daily 5 day a week radiation treatments.  During those 9 weeks she became weaker with each treatment.  Unfortunately the radiation treatments did damage to her lungs.  Today my Mother lives a cancer free, full life, but she has greater limitations due to the radiation on her lungs.  In addition she also takes a daily pill to combat the cancer returning which costs hundreds of dollars each day.  My intent is not for this to be political, but to share my personal story. Because my Mother worked 35 years for the state she has excellent health care which paid most of her expenses over the past three years amounting to more than $250,000.

The second part of my story is about Aunt Char who lives in Arizona.  

Over the past 20 years she endured breast cancer twice.  Both times beating it through

radical treatments at the Mayo Clinic. 
Both my Mother and my Aunt Char are strong confident women.  They listened to their bodies, got regular

check ups and performed self exams.  
The month of October each year draws attention to Breast Cancer Awareness by encouraging all women to follow these steps.  It's to drive awareness and educate about self examination.  All women should acknowledge the topic of Breast Cancer and self examination to each other, children, grandchildren and friends.  

This month encourages that open dialogue.  
@Goodearthbeauty is joining National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.  and will make a donation for each Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Box sold from Oct 1-31st.  Help us help others.  Celebrate a woman in your life and in doing so help others who may not be as fortunate. You can purchase the one time beauty box