Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? I wanted to post an article to promote the campaign for women to spread the knowledge and know that early detection is key. Adult women of all ages should perform a self-exam on their breast at least once a month. John Hopkins Medical center states that, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”
Check out the National Breast Cancer website on how to perform a self-exam: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam
We here at VeganRUs.com would like to encourage you, your mothers, sisters, friends, and coworkers to do the self-exam. If you or your loved ones happen to find a lump, don’t panic yet as most do turn out to be benign. You would then have to go to your doctor to get checked out.
Aside from the monthly self-exams, mammograms for women 40 and older are recommended at least every 1 or 2 years. If you’re younger then 40 but are at high risk for breast cancer, it is encouraged for you to get a mammogram. Just know that early detection is key in making sure everything is doing okay up there. So please spread the message and raise awareness for the women out there.