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BOOBIES, BALLS, & KNOW-IT-ALLS
October 28, 2009, 10:46 pm
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When I become a nurse, part of my job will be to educate, to empower, and to help people maintain a healthy, happy, lifestyle. When I work in the hospital, my job isn’t to cure. It is to nurse. I am supposed to make sure things don’t get worse, and to (as much as possible), make improvements when I can.

But this is in the hospital. Not everyone is in the hospital.

& not all nurses work in the hospital (despite popular belief).

Some of us work in the community.
And for those who work in the hospital or acute care settings,
WE ALSO HAVE LIVES.

WE LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

This year’s friendship games The University of Las Vegas Nevada had Breast Cancer Awareness as their theme. “UNLV LOVES BOOBIES” their shirts said.

I thought “out of all themes they could have chosen, one of the biggest party schools in the nation chose BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.”

Vegas for the win.

——-

I’m so delighted to see that there is more recognition and awareness about the different cancers that are out there, as well as support groups, advancements in research, charities, and celebrity sponsors, spokespeople, EVEN CLOTHING LINES.

Cancer knows no age, race, gender, social status, economic status, or sexual orientation.

Talk to almost any cancer survivor, or even those who are living with cancer, and they will tell you

Cancer may destroy the body,
but it does not destroy the soul
.

At present, our generation has not yet found the cure for cancer. But much time, effort, and money has gone into its research and to find answers.

I think we found a lot of them.

We find it so tragic when we find out the people we know and love are diagnosed with cancer. For most of us it comes as a surprise. Part of my job as a nurse, is to not only take care of those in the hospital..

but to educate, empower, and bring awareness to people in the community. To maintain health and help in adding quality to life, not just quantity.

This means that I am mandated to help spread knowledge about not only what is known, but how it can be prevented.

There is an immense amount of research that

LUNG CANCER has high correlations with LONG TERM SMOKING.

BREAST CANCER has high correlation with OBESITY, and failing to schedule YEARLY MAMMOGRAMS.

PROSTATE CANCER/TESTICULAR has been related to OBESITY, and failing to schedule prostate exams, or lack of education on performing self-testicular exams

that chances of COLON CANCER are GREATLY INCREASED by those who do not include fiber in their diet.

We hear about these things all the time. And yes, occasionally we hear about “deodorant can give you cancer. ”
“owning a microwave can give you cancer.”
“listening to rap music can give you cancer.”

But seriously. Be smart. Most of the studies are based on rare case studies, or are non-conclusive, and are not funded or backed by any legitimate cancer research institute.

If we want to keep ourselves healthy, and decrease our chances of getting cancer;

THE TIME IS NOW.

Let us not only stand together to raise money for this cause, but help empower each other by teaching, and leading by example.

Cancer has already robbed us
from spending time with the ones we love
.

But it will not defeat us.

The reason why we put effort into these events/charities/research is because we want them to give us more information,

give us answers.


They already gave us so many answers.
We just have to use them.

dedicated to all of our loved ones who have fought, or are currently fighting their battles against cancer

shoutout to Team Alegre (:

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2 Comments so far
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NICE! awesome post, tash money.

Comment by angelo

this entry moved me and gave me a new sense of hope esp since my dad was just diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. thanks, tasha…this was something i needed to read to lift up our spirits. ❤

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