#Blogtober2018 Day 2 : Boobs #BreastCancerAwareness
Not a month goes by without a day dedicated to a cause or awareness. October is no different. This month we have various days like this but for now I want to talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness of the disease, how to spot the symptoms, getting help early and supporting the research.It was only a couple of years ago that a close relative of mine had breast cancer, it was an upsetting time. Thankfully it was caught early enough, the cancer removed and treated and she made a full recovery. But without the early awareness information we see regularly around us, it could very easily have been a different story.
Because of this I regularly make donations towards the research of all cancers through Cancer Research UK.
Spotting The Signs and Symptoms Of Breast Cancer
Spotting the signs, getting help, support and treated is absolutely vital if we are to win the battle of Cancer.
Here are some of the early signs of symptoms of Breast Cancer;
- A change in size or shape of your breast.
- A lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of your breast.
- A change in skin texture such a puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an Orange).
- Redness of a rash on the skin and/or around your nipple.
- If your nipple has become pulled in or looks different, for exam0le changed its position or shape.
- If liquid comes from your nipple without squeezing.
- When there is pain in your breast or your armpit that is there all or almost all the time.
- When you have swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone.
You can also find some of these signs and symptoms by regularly having a feel of your breast. I would like to share this info graphic from Breast Cancer Care to give you an idea of what you are feeling for when you perform your Breast check.
Raising Funds For Breast Cancer Research
Another important fact to remember is these awareness days are usually introduced by a cause or charity. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all in aid of Breast Cancer Research And other cancers. Any donation amount is better than no donation, support our health and that other around you and make a donation.
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