October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, if you haven’t already noticed from the copious amounts of pink ribbons everywhere. Everyone is showing their support for breast cancer awareness month. From the NFL to Yoplait Yogurt, everyone is getting involved. You too can find multiple ways to support the fight against breast cancer. We want to share some our favorite ways to be active this month about spreading the message and how you should be actively checking yourself.
Breast Cancer is a cause close to my heart. My grandmother was diagnosed with it when I was 2 years old. Thankfully, she went through intense chemotherapy and I can happily say she attended my wedding last year. But, because of her trials, I have always been an advocate for breast cancer awareness and education. I don’t think its ever too early to start checking yourself.
CHECK YO’ SELF
If you are unsure of what you should be looking for when checking yourself, here is a helpful chart:
If you are concerned about anything that you feel please go see a doctor. The sooner they find the tumor, the higher your chances are of beating the cancer.
In 2015, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer
60,290 new cases of noninvasive breast cancer
40,290 breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2015, it is estimated that among men in the U.S. there will be :