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Betty and Veronica A friendship that seemed very odd fitted perfectly in the 36 C cup Like two peas in a pod

Betty was the perky one Veronica followed awkward They both were totally opposite Though they made the perfect squad

One day Betty fell in a bit of discord It was a random act from world of God She found inside a lump so hard Could only speak to Veronica in this regard

Betty underwent a knife She was Scarred The laser the radiations To a point of being charred

Veronica stayed loyal Almost in the backyard Coz they came tied to each other Since they were just bud of the Umbilical cord

Veronica cried as Betty was losing blood Only if they had examined the lump before it became a stud But now it’s time to let Betty go As she silently lay, lay buried in the mud

Veronica felt like a lonely soldier She continued to fight as much as she could On her way she found many faces Combating same enemy- she was awed

Together against the Cancer Now stood a giant squad As courage and resilience triumphed Helpless cancer was compelled to applaud

Hello, my gorgeous readers. I hope you are at PINK of your health, as the world gets painted in PINK celebrating PINK-TOBER.

Every year in October, the world around celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness month, to honor Breast cancer survivors and increase awareness and defeat the disease.

My blogs mostly talk about Menopause. But this is the perfect time to initiate discussions about Breast cancer- early detection, early treatment, and early recovery. I cannot stress enough the connection between breast cancer in earlier age groups and premature menopause or vice-versa menopausal changes and cancer.

Menopause does not cause cancer, but the risk of developing cancer increases as a woman ages. Eg: A woman who experiences menopause after age 55 has an increased risk of ovarian, breast, and uterine cancers. The risk is greater if a woman also began menstruating before age 12.

On the other hand, women receiving chemotherapy – regardless of the type of cancer they’ve been diagnosed with – are at risk of the drugs attacking the ovaries and setting in early menopause.

So, does don pink ribbons, donating hair, and doing all things PINK solve the

purpose? No. It’s much further from what really needs to be done. And the basics

start with us.

My straightforward question to all of you is- how many of you know how to perform a breast self-examination? It is the simplest, cheapest, non-invasive test one can do at home and help with early detection. As many breast cancers are found by women themselves, through self-examination or by accident, it is very important to become breast aware and get into the habit of regularly checking your breasts. The earlier the detection, the lesser invasive treatment options, and the better outcomes.

So, let’s do ourselves a favor and examine. The steps are very simple.

I am not here to teach you those steps, because there are tons of guides online. My job here is to just motivate you to initiate the task. And once done, go get yourself pampered in your favorite shade of pink.

About the blogger:

Dr. Tabassum Inamdar is a dynamic Homeopath, a passionate artist, and an adventurer in life. From medical corporate to Academics, she has balanced her left brain and right brain with equal passion for Art. She writes a series of blogs “No pause at Menopause” in collaboration with A sketch artist since childhood, she is enchanted by theatre and writing. She is a regular theatre performer in Dubai. She continues life’s adventure by trekking, Sky diving, or Marshalling at Formula 1 tracks. You may stalk her @doctabu (IG) or say hello @tabu.inamdar (FB)

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