We cannot underestimate the importance of communicating to women everywhere that they need to see their doctors regularly and get a mammogram annually if they are over the age of 40. It's so important. Don't leave it for an extra year.
You're a guy, and your loved one has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She could be your wife, your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, your coworker. What the heck are you going to do?
I know flashing your flesh sells magazine covers and gets people involved in polls, but I find it discouraging at best. These pushed up, pushed out, primped up breasts would lead anyone's mind directly to one thing. I include myself so I won't blame you for being one of them.
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, it's only natural to honor Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics guru, Estée Lauder, and the genius behind the ubiquitous and symbolic pink ribbon, which she co-developed in 1992.
It's fitting that my first blog post, after much agonizing over how to introduce myself to you, comes at the beginning of Breast Cancer Month--or as I like to call it Breast Health Month (thank you for that brilliant rewording, Dr. Christiane Northrup!).