Friday, October 31, 2014

Be Aware...

Have any of you ladies gotten your Mammogram this month? This year?  And when was the last time you performed a breast self-exam (BSE)?   These precautionary measures are methods used to inform you of your breast health.

It’s a known fact that “1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.” (Caring for Your Breast, Pg. 3)  Since this is a known statistic, how can women understand the risk factors for breast cancer? 

        A Few Things To Know:  
  • Know who’s at risk and the risk factors
  • Understand the parts of the breast; changes in the breast (common and less common changes)
  • Know the signs of possible breast cancer
  • Perform BSE monthly (preferably after your period)
  • Schedule a Mammogram (Recommended annually for women over age 40)
  • Key components for Good Breast Health: Exercise, Eating Healthy and Positive Lifestyle Changes

Good breast health is essential, therefore empower yourself as a woman by becoming informed.  Choose to educate yourself…  BE Aware…  Become Knowledgeable!