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Do You Touch Yourself?

Apologies for the startling opener. But its an important question and seems very appropriate here on this medical authors blog especially as many of our books have tackled the issue of cancer including breast cancer.

A year ago today Chrissy Amphlett, Aussie rock legend, front-woman of the Divynls died from breast cancer. It was her dying wish that her iconic song empowering female sexuality – I Touch Myself – be re-purposed to encourage women everywhere to check themselves for cancer and, even more, to be “in touch” with themselves.

The I Touch Myself Project launches today. You can find out more about it from their website http://www.itouchmyself.org (which is great btw!) but please take a moment to watch this amazing capella version of Chrissy’s song by 10 strong female Aussie music icons and hear the message it promotes – be vigilant, listen to your body, take care of your body.

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24 thoughts on “Do You Touch Yourself?”

  1. A very timely reminder to all women, Amy. Treatment for breast cancer has come a long way in the past five years and the survival rates are better than ever. However, the cancer needs to be detected before treatment can begin so every woman needs to check her breasts regularly.

    Let’s hope this campaign will help to save even more lives.
    love,
    Jennifer

    1. Gave me goose bumps when I saw it on the news this morning and just knew I had to post it here!
      I know you are such a strong advocate for breast care, Fiona, so isn’t it fab seeing something so strong and female-centric like this?

  2. Fantastic post! Plus I love that song. I’m quite vigilant with it, probably due to the fact women in my family are prone to cancer; including breast.

      1. Exactly! And it hits early. My grandmother passed away at 62 and my Mom was 59 when she was diagnosed. Scary to think, but I get screened regularly. Yeah it sucks going through some tests, like the colonoscopy, but at least it’s peace of mind!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful post, Amy! I loved this – strong, fabulous women coming together for other women – we’re all a tribe, aren’t we? There’s not a single one of us who hasn’t been ‘touched’ by this disease in some way. My husband’s mother died at only 48, but treatment and early detection has come a long way. Yet it is so easy to forget about taking care of ourselves, as you said, when we’re so busy taking care of others!

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