LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as we approach the end of this month, I have essentially a guest editorial for you.
This is a young woman who is battling breast cancer. Unfortunately, that fact is not unique to her and occurs far too often.
Many of you may be doing the same, or know someone who is. Since discovering her cancer two years ago, this particular woman has made it her mission to support other cancer patients and to tell women to get a mammogram.
She’d like you to know that it may seem natural to avoid finding out bad news, but waiting always makes it worse. She knows because she waited.
After two years of being a fierce cancer warrior, she found out recently that she won’t win this fight, and will be leaving behind her four young children. She wasn’t able to save her own life, but she may be able to save others. Get a mammogram. Not for her sake, for yours.
For the rest of us, it’s not too late to be part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by participating in one of the many fundraisers, by supporting someone you know who is walking this journey, or by simply spreading the word that early detection saves lives.
And for anyone fighting breast cancer right now, I hope you fight like a girl, and win.