Keeping Those Glorious Breast Healthy

This is not going to be one of our hotter articles but it is just as important.  October is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ and one of the more important things you can do for yourself is to regularly do a self examination on your breast.  Get to know them and make note on what feels normal and what does not.  If you do happen to find a lump in one breast, then check the other one.  If that breast is lumpy as well then it may just be the way your breasts are normally but I would still mention it to a doctor to be safe.  Some symptoms are lumps that enlarge over time, inverted nipple, nipple discharge, nipple rash, cyst, or breast pain.  These self exams are more efficient if they are done when you are not experiencing premenstrual symptoms.  Here is a site that explains how a self examination is done, click here.  Please be diligent about mammograms as well.  If you are 40 years old or older or have a family history of breast cancer then you should be having them done.

 I have a couple of women who I am very close with, one is a survivor and the other is presently getting treated for breast cancer.  Both of them thought that this would ever happen to them and it made me realize how much I took being healthy for granted.  Please, take four minutes out of your day and get to know your breasts.  Catching these signs early is so very important!!

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