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Yesterday, I saw an interview with the fabulous actor Stanley Tucci on CBS Sunday Morning. In the interview, Mr. Tucci spoke about the recent loss his wife of 14 years, Kate, to breast cancer on May 1, 2009. Kate Tucci was diagnosed four years ago with Stage 4 breast cancer. She left behind 3 children who Stanley Tucci is now raising by himself. My mother was also diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer over 10 years ago. She died only four months later. Just last week, a viral message was sent to the female population on the social networking site FaceBook that asked women to post their bra color in their status update to raise awareness of breast cancer. I complied and posted my bra color (it was red, btw). Posting your bra color on FaceBook may have been fun, but not enough to make a difference in fighting this disease. Early detection is the key. If you catch breast cancer early, this disease does not have to be fatal. Please ladies, do your self-breast exam every month and your mammogram as recommended by your physician. Taking care of your breasts can save your life. If you don't know how to do a self-breast exam, please check out this link below.
How to perform a breast self exam.
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