October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

breast cancer photo
Photo by Steve Snodgrass

By Amy Laposha

October is here, weather is cooler, leaves are falling and October is also the month for Breast Cancer Awareness.  This month holds a special place in my heart being a breast cancer survivor of 3 years. It is also my chance to bring about awareness to all my friends and family and anybody else who I come in contact with, to tell them the importance of early detection.

Breast cancer does not discriminate as it affects millions of women and even men of all ages each year. According to The American Cancer Society, it affects 1 in 8 women per year.  In fact, in my family alone, it has affected 4 of us.  It can happen to people that have no family history.  There are so many stories and everyone’s experience is a different one.  Many women do not have their annual screening each year as they are too busy, or just plain think that “it won’t happen to me”.  I cannot stress enough the importance of annual mammograms.  With today’s technology of 3D mammography and ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound) Breast Imaging to name a few, early detection CAN occur which increases the chance of survival of this terrible disease.

If only ONE person reads this blog and decides to go get a screening because of it, it has done its job!  JUST DO IT!!!

Amy LaposhaAbout Amy Laposha
Kansas City Royals fan, Mom of one daughter and two sons, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3812

Amy has been in the insurance industry for the past 16 years and has been part of the MAX family for the past 5 years.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and granddaughter in Lee’s Summit, MO.  She also does volunteer work at her church and loves cheering on her local sports teams (GO ROYALS), hiking, music and backyard BBQs.

Photo by Steve Snodgrass