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How Cagney and Lacey Taught Us About Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, we will see pink everywhere. But in 1985, no one would dare utter the word “cancer” (in a whisper) and to combine it with the word “breast” was even more taboo. That’s why I can remember how poignant this storyline in “Cagney and Lacey” was so significant. Check out this clip.

Women, we’ve definitely come a long way.

Now, having a mammogram is part of your well woman exam. And there are organizations that can help you receive Free Mammograms.

Breast Cancer is not swept under the rug. And I believe shows like “Cagney and Lacey” helped to start the dialog among women so long ago. We don’t have to be in fear like Mary Beth.

What are you doing to help bring awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Leave a comment.

Additional Resources
To find a breast cancer screening location in your area click here.
For more information on Breast Cancer click here.
Click here to read more on how “Cagney and Lacey” helped to break the silence.

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