Sometimes life does imitate art, and not in the ways we like. Actress Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer two years, reminiscent of Sex and the City character Samantha Jones' fictional battle with breast cancer.
Nixon kept the matter private while undergoing treatment – a lumpectomy and six and a half weeks of radiation treatment – but now is bringing her story to the pubic by becoming an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen For a Cure. Since her mother had twice battled breast cancer, Nixon began getting annual mammograms at thirty-five, which is beyond helpful since early detection is key to beating breast cancer. Even though we all know we should be doing monthly breast exams, many of us just simply forget. Cynthia is here to remind you to check yourself. Her advice is simple, so let's all follow it. She says," Talk with your doctor, make healthy lifestyle choices and most importantly, know your body as that can make all the difference in the world."
If you forget your monthly breast exam sign up for a reminder here. You know that the ladies of SATC think it is more than OK for you to touch yourself. So do it!