Hello Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Wait! There’s something wrong here. We at Beyond Boobs! want you to focus on your breast health, not cancer, and not just this October, but every month. And though awareness is good, it won’t help with early detection if there is a problem UNLESS you DO what you need to “check them out” regularly.
So, get to really KNOW your breasts:
- admire them (and you-we are ALL beautiful!) in the mirror as, say, you brush your teeth – look for any changes
- do a monthly self-exam where you feel them too
- beginning at age 20, get regular clinical breast exam at least every 3 years
- if 40 or over or at high risk (check with your doctor), get an annual mammogram (in your birthday month is an easy way to remember this and is a gift to yourself)
So find an “accountability friend” to help you make all this a priority (you’ll be helping her too) and go out to lunch or shopping (my favorite!) to reward yourselves for Taking Charge of your breast health!
With healthy wishes this and every month,