Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Mammogram Guidelines... WTF?

Today an article was brought to my attention concerning the new mammogram guidelines. Being that we're all about breast health here, of course I was interested, but what I read I found just a little bit ridiculous and a lot absolutely stupid.

The article, published on the AOL news site, states that
A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50 — a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. What's more, the panel said breast self-exams do no good, and women shouldn't be taught to do them.

And all this in the interest of reducing stress levels? I guess the government is pushing for a "what you don't know, can't hurt you" plan.

I don't know about everyone else, but I would rather go in to have a biopsy and be told I was ok, than get my first mammogram at 50 and be told the cancer had spread so far there was little to no chance of survival.

And saying that breast self exams are useless? I would love to see the numbers on how many women have had their lives saved because of a BSE...

It seems to me the government is encouraging the population to be ignorant of their own health.

There is no history of breast cancer in my family, but all jokes aside, I love my boobs, and I couldn't imagine having them taken away from me, or having my LIFE taken away from me.

So I say SCREW the government. Early detection saves lives (and boobies), so please do your BSE every month. It could save your life.

Leave us a comment. We'd love to know what you think of this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Christmas Wish

Hey guys, here at Boobie Wednesday we're trying to raise $100 to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by Christmas. That will be our Christmas present to a woman in need of a mammogram, because that's how much a mammogram costs.

$2 from every purchase at the Boobie Wednesday store will be donated, so drop in, and pick yourself up a mug or a t-shirt with the fantastic picture @seantaclaus did for us. You won't find them anywhere else.

Help us help someone else.


Monday, November 9, 2009

What's your sign say?

For many people, being a survivor of breast cancer is a badge of honor. And it should be. BC is a bitch and beating her isn't easy.

All those women who have fought the disease, whether they have won or not, are an inspiration to us all.

But it made me wonder something. For years I have joked that I have a sign about my head that says "Freaks and dirty old men, come this way", and I wonder how many of those amazing women had something similar before they earned the title of "Survivor".

It also gave me an idea for our Christmas competition. You ready for another one? OK here it is. Leave us a comment here on our blog and tell us what your sign says. For example...

...is my sign. So what does yours say? I'm pretty sure my sisters sign says "Beware. Moments of complete randomness may occur", and @shimmer418's is aimed at poor and/or married men. He he he.

So leave us a comment, tell us about your sign, and you could win a fabulous prize, valued at about $60. BUT, we're not gonna tell you what it is. Nope, it's a surprise. I can tell you it will be merchandise from our very own Boobie Wednesday store, the rest is a secret.

December 9th will be the last day to enter. Obviously you can only enter once, and make sure you leave your twitter name with your comment, or an email address.

We're looking forward to hearing from all of you, and if you happen to know any of those amazing people who have that wonderful "Survivor" sign, give them a hug from us. We think they're amazing :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November And Awareness continues.

Ok Honey_is_evil is sick so i will make it short and sweet.

This week i want to thank everyone for joining us for our first ever #halloboobies contest. Everyone helped us make it fun and informative.

Now that November is here Boobie Wednesday continues because Breast cancer doesn't go away when October ends.

Take the time once a Month to check yourself because Breast cancer Prevention starts with you.