Thursday 9 October 2014

Copping A Feel - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi everyone, this October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and so to coincide with this, I wanted to write this post.  Several months ago I found a lump in my left breast, I did the sensible thing and got it checked out and thankfully all was well, you can read about it fully here if you'd like to and the updated post here.  I knew straight away something didn't feel right because I had a similar lump about 10 years ago, which thankfully also turned out to be ok.  Since back then I've always made a regular point of checking my breasts and so this time, I was more prepared.

Recently I was chatting to a friend about this and she said she never gets round to checking herself and it made me realised that not enough people do take the time to check themselves or know how to do it properly.
So I've done a little research for you and made a list of several very helpful websites for you to go and look at, to give you more information on the subject and to clearly explain what you should be looking out for.

You can also click on the link below and donate some pennies to help with the very much needed research.

Also, below is a diagram that I found on of how to check yourself properly.  I sometimes think, if I hadn't kept a check on myself and the lump was something serious, I may not have been able to get it treated in time, 'prevention is always better than cure'!

If you just take 5 minutes of your time every couple of weeks to check yourself, you could help prevent yourself getting ill and 9 times out of 10 there's nothing to worry about anyway!

Even if you do find something, don't worry about it alone, tell someone and go and see your doctor.  There are usually female doctors at most surgeries and they've all seen it all before.  It can be embarrassing but there's nothing worse than worrying about something which is most likely nothing.

I also found this helpful but amusing video, which should give all you ladies a chuckle!

I hope this post was helpful and please leave me any questions in the comments, I'd love to know your thoughts.  Until next time, stay safe and stay happy

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