Breast cancer. Those two words can cause so much anxiety, one way to greatly help is to combat fear with knowledge. It’s breast cancer awareness month and we want to recognize this important event by sharing some information we’ve learned about early detection.
Tip #1 - Every body is different
Because we’re all different our experiences can be different. How often you need to get breast exams done depends on your unique history and age. For most, it’s recommended for women over 40 to get breast exams done annually and women in their 20s and 30s should get one done every 2-3 years but make sure you consult your doctor to find out how often you should get this exam done.
Doctors recommend you inspect your body regularly so it’s easier to monitor if anything looks or feels different. Your regular health care provider can show you how to do self-exams at home.
Tip #3 - Surround yourself with support
It’s okay to ask for support and to provide that same support for your loved ones. Getting a mammogram can feel overwhelming or uncomfortable, so don’t be afraid to ask the doctor questions or to ask a friend or family member to go with you for support. If you have any questions or want more information, check out breastcancernow.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month.
Our goal for October is to stay informed and share what we’ve learned, because we know we’re stronger together! As we move forward into the rest of October we will be sharing more information and resources for breast cancer awareness. Make sure you're following us on instagram so you don’t miss out on our upcoming blogs, sales, and other news!