Bye-Bye Booby: A Reminder of the Importance of Mammograms for Seniors

Long-time Komen Philadelphia volunteer, Steven Katz, shares this very special inspiration with a message that mammograms should not stop at any age.

To All My Friends in the Komen Philadelphia Family, with Whom I Share a Passion for the Mission,

Unfortunately, my 81-year-old mother had a reoccurrence of her breast cancer after 25 years. Although it was only stage I, she decided to have a mastectomy. Her friend wrote her this poem.  Thought you’d like to see it and share it with others..



Bye-bye booby,
It’s time to say goodbye.
Bye-bye booby,
You’re not healthy, and that’s why.

I’ve been feeling extremely low,
Since the doctor said you had to go.

But I know it’s really best,
You cannot stay on my chest.

The cancer must go,
So you must too.
It’s the only sensible thing to do.

So now I bid a fond farewell,
‘Cause Monday I’m sending my cancer to hell!



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