Helloooo and happy Tuesday!
As we all know it’s officially October, so that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
My grandma passed away from breast cancer a few years ago, so I know first hand how this disease can effect someone. But I don’t want this post to be too sad, just more of a PSA to all of you ladies!
Down below I included some facts about the disease as well as ways to reduce your own chances.
It’s so important to be educated since we are all at risk, so keep reading on to gain some insight!
Breast Cancer Facts //
1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime
85% of women diagnosed, have no family history prior
Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed
Around 232,00 women get diagnosed yearly and 40,000 do not survive it
The most common sign is a lump in the breast
There is no cure
How To Be Proactive //
Watch your weight - if you’re overweight or obese, your chances go up
Limit alcohol - the more you drink the greater your risk
Healthy foods - have a wide variety of fruits and veggies in your diet to make sure you get all of the proper nutrients
Breast exams - you should be doing these in the shower at least once or twice a month! Here is a great resource on how to do it
Do cardio - getting your heart rate up anywhere from 70-100 minutes a week is proven to reduce the risk
Check up with your doctor - get regular checkups at the doctor and let them know if you notice any changes in your breasts
Always stay aware, and if something doesn’t look or feel right, talk to your doctor! The sooner the better. x