Breasts, Boobs, Boobies, Titties & Ta Tas

I couldn’t not mention Breast Cancer Awareness this month, now could I?

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer and the fifth most common cause of cancer death …in both women AND men. {Wiki} This is a scary statistic!

While I don’t have any family history with this type of cancer, it is not something that I do not worry about. I mean, I am a woman and I do have breasts but in addition to that, my mom was adopted and we have no knowledge of illness or medical history from her side. Oh, AND I smoked for about 12 years.

I have had a love/hate relationship with my own set of twins since they made their first appearance on my chest at about age 13.

After getting teased by boys about being flat chested {who isn’t at 11?} I used to pray at night for them to grow and found myself trying to mimic what other girls who had nice big boobs did …thinking that’s how it worked.

And when they did finally morph, I realized that my prayers lacked specifics.

For I simply prayed for my boobs to grow but didn’t specify “pretty” “even” “round” or “full”. So, as far as looks go, I have always hated them and in the back of my mind {as crazy as it sounds} I fear my hatred will somehow lead to the dreaded breast cancer.

I think we’ve all heard of Save the Ta Tas which gives 100% of every sale to breast cancer research.

…but this one is new to me {and quite cute!}


go to Save 2nd Base to read their story.

…and of course, there’s always the Free Click Breast Cancer site. Every click of the button helps fund free mammograms for women in need.

To all the women who were brave enough this month to go and get a mammogram, congrats and I hope your results are, well, let’s just say CANCER FREE!

Boobie kisses all around!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

20 Comments

  • merc3069

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    I had to get a mammogram at 33, a week after my birthday because of some pain I was havng. Ended up being nothing, but I am sure glad I went. I had been terrified (no small puppies here, I am afraid–I was terrified that they would be smooshed and squeezed to oblivion-they weren’t), but now I will gladly go every year.

  • Valerie

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    scared of getting it…me and you, both. something like 1 in 2 women get it…freakish numbers. i’m all for this!

  • La Belette Rouge

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    Love fund raising with a sense of humour. Save the ta-tas and save 2nd base put the fun in fund raising.

  • Rachel

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    That is great to spread the news like that…I call them boobies or titties. I just had my check up and the dr said I don’t go for a mamo until 35…4 more years to go…meanwhile they check my boobies with their hands :)

  • Bar-b

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    great post. totally need to get the girls kneaded and smooshed for their own good. thanks for the reminder and I totally knead a shirt.

  • ~alison

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks for posting about this. My stepmother is actually getting ready to have a biopsy to check out a lump in her breast. Breast cancer runs in her family…we think it is NOT cancer…

  • Franco

    October 28, 2008 | Reply

    breast cancer huh? until last year I thought that that only occured to women, and then I found out, men can get it too? this has me worried cuz, well My chest is not 100% flat, I have a lil muscle (i think it muscle) on them. ..it sounded like a have man boobs lol.

    as far as boobs go, I can’t help you there, For I don’t have boobs, but If I was a girl, they would be huge (family DNA) it’s so hard to find a perfect rounded nice real set of ta-tas, trust me, I’ve been looking.
    I was a the booksstore the other day and it JUST SO HAPPENS that the porn section is next to the new age section (how combiniant) and I LOOKED at a book called, boobs through out the decades, and did you know that 50% of actresses have puffy nipples? I was like what? whoa, so just because your boobs are not pretty you can still go out there and kick ASS.
    besides you have a pretty body and face to compensate.

  • Maki

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    I know how serious breast cancer is in this country. Although I do not have a family history of any type of cancer, it always makes me think “what if?”.. We need to keep talking about the issue, raise awareness and hopefull someday find cure!

    Speaking of the size of boobies, I used to pray a lot too, but this prayer hasn’t been answered. LOL. So, I am going to do something about it next year in March.

  • cruxine

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    save the tatas?!
    What a slogan! lol

  • Vanessa

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Love the shirts!!

  • Chris

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    What a great cause!

    I’ve always been fairly pleased with mine, surprisingly, even though I’m not exactly the bustiest woman in the world. They’ve served me well, so I can’t complain.

    I just turned 35, so I know I’m due for a mammogram, which I’ve been dragging my feet on. Thanks for the mental kick in the pants, and for reminding me that some women aren’t so lucky, or are struggling with this disease right now.

  • Mrs.French

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    such an important post.

  • Aubrey

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Love that shirt! That’s a new one for me too.

    My hubby’s aunt died from breast cancer 4 years ago. Every year since, we do our city’s Walk for the Cure.

    I had to go thru the whole mammogram thing when I was 30. Scary times. Thankfully, the boobies were good!

  • dolcechic

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Great post. A good friend of mine is 38 has two kids and was diagnosed last year. Fortunately she had chemo and is remission. The scary part is, she’s a risk now with insurance companies. The company her husband worked for shut down, and he was laid off. Because she’s a so called “risk” she was afraid of what would happen if he didn’t find full time employment right away. Fortunately he did. How scary…to be sick, and than to have to go through more drama on top of that? It’s not fair to think people go through this on a daily basis. My thoughts and prayers to all!

  • LENORENEVERMORE

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Great awareness…
    serious topic done with a sense of humour is always good!
    My sister is a survivor… YES to cure hopefully soon. Peace!

  • DaisyChain

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Thank you for spreading awareness. One of my good friend’s mothers has just been diagnosed,
    and, yeah.
    No-one’s sure whats going on right now.

    <3

  • NewlywedCentral

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    Sweet :)

  • Holly

    October 29, 2008 | Reply

    here, here!!

  • Nicole Marie

    October 30, 2008 | Reply

    ditto.
    I love the new “feel your boobies” ads

  • missy

    October 30, 2008 | Reply

    Beautiful post. And I identify with your boobie angst. I prayed for big ones… BIG mistake. I didn’t specify “big and perky” or “pert”. Oh well.
    And I will click the post… thanks again for this awesome post!

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