The more you know the less you want to know

This NPR clip (short 4 minute clip) talks about how colleagues of women diagnosed with breast cancer react regarding their personal health –

In the brief podcast (I encourage you to listen to it), it talks about how knowing a colleague has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, reduces the likelihood of women to get screened within the year or two after learning about their colleague.

I’m curious whether or not this applies to blogs as well. So women who read my blog, I’ve setup an anonymous poll (totally not scientific or anything). If you do not already have breast cancer and are female, has reading my blog encouraged or discouraged you from doing breast self-exams and doing your annual physical? Click here to respond – all responses are anonymous. I’m curious to see what effect, if any, my diagnosis has had on friends and followers.



  • Becky

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