#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.

Remember, finding any of these could be a sign of breast cancer. If you find one or more of these signs it’s best to see your GP as soon as possible.

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.

Thank you for reading.

#Blogtober18

11 Comments

  1. Stressed Rach

    3rd Oct 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Pleased to hear your relative made a full recovery, it is so important to raise awareness for not just breast cancer but all cancers x #Blogtober18

  2. hexmum

    3rd Oct 2018 at 11:22 am

    So glad your relative made a full recovery, its so great to see so many bloggers raising awareness, all we now need to do is follow our own advice and keep checking ourselves!

  3. Naomi

    2nd Oct 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I was so pleased this was a prompt for this month, it’s such an important topic to raise awareness about. #Blogtober18

  4. Michelle Murray

    2nd Oct 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I’m so glad that this was a topic for Blogtober. So great that we are raising lots of awareness.

  5. Anne

    2nd Oct 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I’m glad your relative made a full recovery.
    #blogtober18

  6. Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    2nd Oct 2018 at 2:49 pm

    It’s so good to see lots of bloggers covering breast cancer awareness – such an important message to shout out about. #blogtober xx

  7. Sonia (@SoniaThorpe)

    2nd Oct 2018 at 2:01 pm

    So pleased that your relative made a full recovery from breast cancer. It is such a scary illness and so important that we raise awareness and money for these amazing charities. x

  8. Kim Carberry

    2nd Oct 2018 at 9:47 am

    Such an important cause.
    It is also so important to check yourself x

  9. shelllouiseblog

    2nd Oct 2018 at 7:27 am

    Great post about a very important subject.

  10. MotherGeek

    2nd Oct 2018 at 7:24 am

    Definitely an important cause! #Blogtober18

  11. Tina @ girlsgospel.com

    2nd Oct 2018 at 7:23 am

    So glad your relative made a full recovery xx #Blogtober18

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.