Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I think everyone has had an awful moment or experience with the dreaded C word. It comes in the most devastating ways and is a brutal disease that appears in so many difference forms.

Back in march 2012, I received a phone call from my nan telling me she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After putting down the phone I utterly felt heartbroken, the next year was   horrendous watching my nan get weaker, her hair falling out, looking so frail and old. My nan was lucky she beat it and now has been cancer free now for a year she is a survivor.

I've always saw posts and shares on Facebook promoting the check test and I never really thought about it until after that phone call, when I realised breast cancer can affect anyone. One thing that awful year told me is checking your breasts can save you're life and should be included in your routine regularly.

There is no wrong way to check your breasts it only takes a few minutes and its important you do it often so you can detect a change. Remember to check all parts of your breast, your armpits and up to your collarbone. If you do find anything that is usual go and see your GP where they can check you out. See the Information below on what some of the changes that can happen. Plus don't ever feel embarrassed about checking your breasts or going to the doctor if you do find anything usual. Its always better to be safer than sorry, if things get found out earlier on the better as you will always have more chance of beating it.

I'm hoping at least one person may read this post and check there breasts tonight. Please help raise awareness of checking your breasts regularly.

Here is the Breast Cancer website with loads of information on about breast cancer, how you can donate or help.

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