Breast Cancer awareness month
October is a month where you will see people wearing more pink than normal and if you have to ask why, then we clearly aren’t doing our job to bring more awareness to the issue.
People around the world wear pink in October to bring aware to breast cancer. I know there are so many other cancers affecting human kind, but why is breast cancer so concerning? Well let me tell you.
50 women a day are diagnosed and 7 women die from it. Most get left undiagnosed for too long because women don’t know how to check, or regularly check themselves enough to catch something irregular. So how can you make sure to stay on top of this?
Here are some simple steps to keep in mind either when you get out of the shower or when you just getting dressed.
- a new lump in your breast or underarm (armpit)
- thickening or swelling of part of your breast
- irritation or dimpling of your breast skin
- redness or flaky skin in your nipple area or your breast
- pulling in of your nipple or pain in your nipple area
- nipple discharge other than breast milk
- any change in the size or the shape of your breast
- pain in any area of your breast
The more aware you are of your own breasts the earlier you can detect if something isn’t right and get it checked out. If you are ever EVER unsure, then go see a doctor to get a breast screening and have them checked out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
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