IT'S TIME AGAIN TO USE THIS PLATFORM TO EDUCATE & MOTIVATE YOU GUYS TO PRIORITISE YOUR HEALTH
Cancer does not just play a big part in my family, in one way or another it has also touched many people I know. Like most Cancers, when caught early, it makes a huge difference. SO GO CHECK YOUR BREASTS LADIES.
A few months ago I felt two lumps so immediately went to my GP. I was then referred to the Wellington within days for a scan. Speed was particularly important because Cancer runs in my family. Terrified, waiting for the results in the waiting room, I felt like I was being held under water for 20 minutes. But (thankfully) I was so fortunate it was not Breast Cancer.
When I read in to it a bit more, I realised that it’s a real common misconception that it only starts with a lump. There are lots of signs so it’s worth making a mental note and – most importantly – frequently checking. Another Breast Cancer charity called Coppafeel have also designed a video, enabling both men and women to educate themselves on the signs and symptoms. Their campaign, #GetItOfYourChest aims to highlight the lesser known signs and symptoms and encourage people to talk to each other if we feel something’s wrong. You can watch the video here.
Created by Worldwide Breast Cancer, this shows you which signs to look for by cleverly referring to lemons. It’s essential that if you have any of these, you must see a doctor.
It’s estimated that one in three people (33%) will develop cancer at some point during the course of their life. It can happen at any age but the risk does increase with age. If it’s in your family, it’s especially important to get screened.
How To Self Examine
Place your left hand on your hip and reach with your right hand to feel in the left armpit. Repeat on the other side. Check both sides for lumps or thickenings above and below your collarbone. With hands soapy, raise one arm behind your head to spread out the breast tissue.
For those who have had surgery, there are some great brands out there catering to your needs. One that I came across is British company, Hummingbird Lingerie who truly are ‘keeping the balance between spirit and nature’. All of their garments are individually hand made in the UK, using the highest quality materials. It’s clear they understand each individuals emotional journey and they promise to listen, support and re-empower, with the help of beautiful and feminine lingerie.
Have you checked yourself recently? Xx