Nothing made me laugh today so much as the following letter from my radiologist:
According to our records it is time to schedule your breast imaging procedure.
Be aware that many breast cancers do not produce symptoms. Early detection requires a combination of monthly breast self-examination, yearly physical breast examination, and a periodic mammography according to your age and physician’s recommendations. Current American Cancer Society Guidelines recommend screening mammograms and clinical breast exams every year beginning at age 40.
… (and it goes on).
While I appreciate their attention to detail in contacting me one year after my last mammogram, I did let the records office know a couple months ago that I wouldn’t be needing any more breast imaging, as, in fact, I no longer have breasts.
So I’m chalking this one up in the column labeled “Things I No Longer Have to Worry About,” and instead looking forward to my CTs and other scans in early July — the first scans that will PROVE that I no longer have cancer. Just in time for BlogHer.