Episode 42-Breast Cancer Awareness

Summary: We cover the TRUTH about the funk that “Covid 19,20,21” has delivered to all of us. Before the pandemic, we used to travel most of the month of October bringing comedy and inspiration to Breast Cancer Awareness events across the USA. I share how all of that started. 

WHY should you get screened for breast cancer? Early detection is your best friend when it comes to breast cancer. The sooner cancer is detected, the better your odds of beating it. Take care of your health ladies. You matter. You matter to your family, friends, coworkers, etc… GET ON IT GALS.

WHO should get screened?

HOW can you overcome common objections to getting screened?

Obstacle #1: COST 

Cost is a big obstacle to cancer screenings. Call your local hospital and find out if there are government assistance programs to help reduce or absorb the cost of your breast cancer screening.

Obstacle #2: DON’T WANT TO KNOW

Another obstacle can be women who just don’t want to know if they have cancer so they avoid getting a screening altogether. This is a valid obstacle, however, cancer doesn’t care about your feelings on screenings. Cancer has a job and it’s to grow, multiply, divide. Cancer will just keep doing that until it’s caught. Get your screenings friends!

OBSTACLE #3: PAINFUL

Mammograms hurt. This can also be an obstacle. Get your mammogram anyway. Yes, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s not as painful as looking into the eyes of someone you love and telling them you have late stage cancer. Get your screenings friends!

 

Tracy share’s her story about getting her cancer diagnosis (she’s now five years cancer free, so PRAISE THE LORD!)

 

INSPIRATION FROM SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:10

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breast-cancer/

https://www.cancer.org/healthy/find-cancer-early/screening-recommendations-by-age.html

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Tracy and Cathrine

 

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

 

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor, so she combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

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