Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m not sure, I will get a mammogram because one of my aunts had breast cancer and another one had a scare. Other types of cancer also run in my family. Rod Roddy, former announcer on “The Price is Right” died of breast cancer. That’s the 1st time I heard of a man getting it.

    Good morning “Cathy” clan.

  2. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 3 years ago

    They’ve made many improvements in mammagrams since this story was written. They should not be painful.

  3. O-Kay

    O-Kay said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve never had a painful mammogram, but I have heard from many of my less-endowed friends that it can be. Apparently in this case, bigger is better!

  4. nannygram

    nannygram said, about 3 years ago

    I’ll take the brief discomfort of a mammogram any day over a mastectomy and chemo.

  5. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago


    I’m with you

  6. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 3 years ago

    My first mammogram 4 years ago when I turned 40 was pretty painful. But every one I’ve had since? Not so much. I think it helped greatly going from having it done at a regular doctor’s office [that first painful time] where they obviously had no real idea as to what they were doing to a professional women’s diagnostic breast imaging center where that’s ALL they do — and they manage to do it quite nicely without making you feel as though you’re being pinched and squeezed hard by a pair of pliers or vice grips! [Sorry, guys!!!!!]


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: Miss you, sis! Hope your mom is doing better.


    Hello and Happy Wednesday, fellow “Cathy” clan. Hope everyone’s having a really nice day today.

  7. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 3 years ago


    If you’ve got breast cancer history in your family, it’s very important to be vigilant regarding this disease — and the closer in relationship you are to someone who’s had it [like your mother, sister, or grandmother, for instance], the more important it is to watch out for it.


    My grandmother had breast cancer several years ago but managed to beat it; whereas a first cousin of mine only 5 years older than me died from it just last year after a 4-year battle with it. My mother also had a [first] cousin who had it and died from it several years ago too.


    My second mammogram [when I was 41] found a mass that for several tense days after a follow-up biopsy, had me extremely worried that I now had it. Luckily I didn’t but it was a pretty scary time for me and my husband while we waited for my test results
    . . . and because of that, I don’t need anyone to remind [or nag] me to get my yearly test done because I’m more than willing and able to remember to do it on my own. It’s certainly not the most fun thing in life to do but if I should happen to be so unfortunate as to get breast cancer someday, then I want to catch it early enough so that it’s treatable AND beatable. As nannygram said, the discomfort of having a mammogram done beats chemo and a mastectomy any day!


    I think that a yearly mammogram beginning at age 40 [earlier if you have an extremely strong family history of it — like Christina Applegate and Angelina Jolie, for instance] is something that EVERY woman should do because it could just end up saving her life — and something like that is absolutely priceless . . . not only for her but also for the grieving family she would otherwise be leaving behind.

  8. krisl73

    krisl73 said, about 3 years ago

    At least she’s trying to do something good.

  9. krisl73

    krisl73 said, about 3 years ago


    I’ve had the same experience. Not painful. A little uncomfortable when it sort of squishes them, but not too squished.

  10. GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Love the role reversal :)

  11. hendelca

    hendelca GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Just got back from a conference in Phoenix so missed all the events this week.

    lightenup My prayers have been added to the rest of the clan’s. I hope your Mom recovers even a little while you are visiting her so you have proof that there is hope.

    rgcviper the black cat If you find somewhere to buy eye-rolls in bulk I will take a gross at least. My own eyes are getting sore from having to do it so often – like 8 times tonight as I caught up past strips.

  12. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, about 3 years ago

    A good message here about mammograms, but they still manage to inspire an [eye-roll]. Uncanny. And, as always, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Ha—I love the idea of buying eye-rolls in bulk … except for the fact that I’d be beyond broke by now after reading this strip for so long.

    HI, MOM. Greetings, “Cathy” Clan.

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