Post # 1
I just got a phone call from my dad that his older sister (his only sister) was just diagnosed with cervical cancer… she’s my only blood related aunt on my father’s side.
She’s almost 60, and wasn’t very current with pap tests, and wasn’t for most of her life… I don’t know how far along they caught it- but she has to go for chemo/radiation or something of the matter. My father was a little fuzzy on details, since this is upsetting for him too.
Please, please, PLEASE make sure you’re getting your regular pap smears and letting the doctors know if there’s anything wrong down there.
That goes for the girls upstairs too! My mom’s aunt had breast cancer, and my great grandmother and paternal grandmother both passed from breast cancer- our lady bits are worth it to get them checked out!
Post # 3
I’m sorry your aunt is going through this experience. I know how hard it is on the entire family. My sister died from ovarian cancer, and she had to fight for the diagnosis because they didn’t look beyond the individual symptoms to find the root cause. From her experience, I learned that it is never wrong to get a second opinion or push for care.
No one is ever too young or too old to benefit from your post. Thank you.
Post # 4
@future_schu: I’m sorry to hear. I hope she pulls through strong. What a great post to motivate us women for regular check-ups.
Post # 5
I’m sorry, I hope they caught it early. As another Public Service Announcement to the bees, if you have relatives with breast cancer or another gyn cancer, you may want to get tested for the BRCA gene.
Post # 6
I’m sorry. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is a sad but great reminder for everyone.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone for your kind words! They meant a lot to me, and we’re lucky that wedding bee is such a welcoming supportive community! 🙂