By revealing something so intimate about her health, the cardiologist wanted to send a message about the need for regular check-ups. Whether against heart disease or against breast cancer.
“I won’t be able to go to Rouen and support this Women’s Heart Bus work Wednesday 11 October, But I hope I can go to Marseille on October 18, 19 and 20.”
Eight days after her mastectomy, Claire Meunier Vier, a cardiologist at Lille University Hospital, invested in reintegrating women into the care process, thanks to… Heart bus With whom she travels across France to screen women for cardiovascular disease, she explains why she decided to go public with her cancer diagnosis.
The idea is to break taboos. “When I saw that The head of Publicis has revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancerI thought to myself, it’s smart, it breaks the taboo, because often we don’t dare say it for fear of being blacklisted.
Today is for the heart as well as for the breasts “You need to get tested regularly” To detect potential problems early. “Mammograms should be done every two years starting from the age of 50 until the end of life. After that, depending on genetics, there are screenings that may need to be done earlier and more often. For my part, my follow-up allowed me to discover the first stage of cancer, which is the The chance of recovery is 99%.
But unfortunately, whether for the heart or the breast, the cardiologist confirms this approximately “One in two women does not get their check-ups on time.”. So, as the cardiologist wrote, “It’s now or never, as the month of pink October begins. Listen to yourself, examine yourself, take time for yourself, don’t ignore the warning symptoms, the little signs… Tomorrow, it may be too late.”