Have you felt your tatas today?

Erotic writers have many occasions to handle breasts. We stroke them, mold them. We talk about them, think about them, write about them. We like them lucious, young, perky, a perfect handful, abundant, soft, luscious... lets face it, breasts are pato of the landscape of our business. We need breasts, we love breasts.  And I think we wall agree, the best kind of breasts are healthy breasts.

This is from Lilly Gayle, a registered  radiologic technologist,  erotic romance writer, and breast cancer survivor:

Women 20-39 should have a physical examination of the breast (CBE or clinical breast exam) at least every three years, performed by health care professional such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner. CBE may often be received in the same appointment as a Pap smear. Women 20-39 should also perform monthly BSE.(Breast Self Exam)


Women age 35 should have their baseline mammogram.

Women 40 and older should have a physical examination of the breast (CBE or clinical breast exam) every year, performed by a health care professional, such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner. CBE can often be performed in the same visit as a mammogram. Monthly BSE should also be performed.

Women 40 years of age should receive a screening mammogram every year. The National Cancer Institute recommends mammography every one to two years for women between 40-50 years of age. Beginning at age 50, screening mammography should be performed every year.

6 comments:

Helen Hardt said...

Lilly, congratulations on being a breast cancer survivor, and thank you so much for the tips!

Lynne, I changed my facebook and twitter pics to my cleavage yesterday, like Wookiesgirl suggeted :).

The importance of this subject just can't be stressed enough!

Lynne Roberts said...

Helen,

Oh... I'm off to peek. ; ) You're right. It's too important to ignore!

Lilly Gayle said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Lyn and for helping spread the word. Save the tatas!

As a radiologic technologist and mammographer (a radiologist is the doctor who reads the x-rays) I see a lot of breasts. (Men envy my job. lol!) And They really do come in all shapes, sizes, and a multitude of colors! And we as women should do our best to take care of our breasts no matter how big or small they are. Even women with implants can get breast cancer. So, if you're 40 or over, be sure to schedule your yearly mammogram.

rbooth43 said...

Lilly, you are a survivor and I am so thankful because I truly have a special friend in you and am so blessed.
Thanks Lynne for this great interview.
God Bless You both!

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Lilly Gayle said...

Thanks, Becky! You're a good friend to me and a great supporter of romance authors.