October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, have you scheduled your mammogram? #BCERP #BreastCancerAwareness #MotherDaughter #BreastCancerRisk

WOW, can you believe we are in the middle of October already? Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month?

This is a cause that is so dear to my heart. As I write to you today my heart still feels heavy with hurt and sorrow for my loved ones who suffered from Breast Cancer. It’s actually a word I even hate to say! A few years back my family and I experienced this horrific disease hands on.  My three sisters were diagnosed with Breast Cancer and my heart has never been the same since. Watching them go through the treatments was beyond overwhelming, I kept asking GOD, why them, why them, why did this horrible disease afflict them.

For a long time I just didn’t understand, but, I knew my family and I had to do everything possible to help take care of them and ourselves. It was left to all the girls in our family to make sure we followed through every year in getting our annual mammogram. After the devastation of loosing two sisters, we had no choice but to make sure we supported each other and made our yearly appointments. Since we all know prevention is the key and that can only be obtained if you make that yearly appointment with your doctor!

So today I want to stress that same concern to you, my friends, family, daughters , and ever mom!  Below you will see some very important information about steps every woman can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer that was shared with me to share with you.

The Night Helper Blog is a part of a Participating in Our Research with the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. These Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They have recently created a very informative mother-daughter toolkit for all mothers to speak with their daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.

So today, I just ask you to take a moment to review these 4 steps Mothers and Daughters can take now to reduce their breast cancer risk. Plus, I have also listed this survey, please takes a few minutes to take!! Taking this survey is so important, it will help with the important work that researchers are doing for breast cancer.

 

The BCERP has additional resources/documents/ and graphics which can be found here:  The BCERP’s education materials are based on scientific evidence and available free to the public.

So don’t wait, make this topic the head of your household between you and your daughter/daughters!

 

Disclaimer: Howdy everyone, I just wanted to inform you that the Night Helper Blog and The Motherhood and a group of researchers collaborated on this editorial. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

23 thoughts on “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, have you scheduled your mammogram? #BCERP #BreastCancerAwareness #MotherDaughter #BreastCancerRisk

  • October 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    I wish we would find a cure for cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness month is definitely an important thing to spread the word about. Thanks for sharing.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    Oh wow I need to get better about this myself.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    It is important to spread awareness all year long. Making healthy choices is important every day.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:41 am
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    I have not scheduled a mammogram but thank you for the reminder. I’m going to schedule mine first thing tomorrow.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    Breast Cancer is so important to talk about not only in October but year-round. Thanks for sharing more great information on prevention and how to protect ourselves and our daughters.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:06 am
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Cancer, in general, is a nasty beast. In Ontario, Canada they don’t start until the age of 50 with mammograms. I’ll have to see about getting it done beforehand.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    I really need to get on the ball! I am just glad to see everyone else is being responsible about it.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    I asked my doctor about a mammogram last year and she told me I was “too young worry about it.” I wanted to smack her! It’s something to be thinking about at any age after puberty >_<

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  • October 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    This is one of the things that I always remember to schedule. It is so important to get them routinely!

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  • October 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    My mom had breast cancer, so my sister and I get a mammogram every year. I just had mine a few months ago and all was clear!

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  • October 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    Cancer is so evil! My great grandmother died from breast cancer.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm
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    This is a great reminder to talk to our families about this. I’m glad people are so good at spreading awareness each year. It’s definitely important to catch this early.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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    I have had a few Mammograms and they were not to bad. I had worked myself up thinking it was going to be painful. It is so quick and important to have one done.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    It is so important to get a Mammogram. Early detection is key to fighting this terrible disease.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    I haven’t scheduled my mammogram yet, being only 35, but I know I need to soon. Breast Cancer runs in my husband’s family so we take it pretty seriously around here.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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    Thank you for posting this; you never know who it might just help. The 4 steps are very useful for all mothers and daughters to do together.

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    • October 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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      You welcome Sadie, it’s such an important topic that should be discussed more.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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    I had a mammogram a few months ago already. It is a great reminder though that I need to set up my next appointment because it is coming due soon.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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    I turned 41 this year and need to go. This was an awesome reminder for me – I’m putting it n my calendar now!

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  • October 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    This is so incredibly important. Breast cancer is a vicious disease, and we as mothers have to protect ourselves and model to our daughters how they should protect themselves.

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  • October 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    Hi everybody I love mankind and your aticle for breasts cencer awareness week.

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