Today concludes the month internationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But does the awareness end there?
For me the answer is no. As women we should always be aware of our health. We are often seen as the backbone of society; we are mothers, teachers, wives and nurturers. We are the persons whom many depend on. Therefore our health is of utmost importance. Breast cancer not only affects us as individuals, it affects our families and our lives.
I am very certain many of us can identify someone we know who has been afflicted by breast cancer, an aunt, sister, cousin, neighbour, your friend sister's co worker. Early detection and treatment is key in surviving breast cancer, so get up and get screening done. Perform self checks on yourself while in the shower check your breast, your armpits and up to your collarbone. Ask your doctor about having a mammogram done, protect your future and the quality of life of your family.
Support the causes, spread the word, participate in walks, awareness sessions, purchase ribbons, donate and help in whatever way you can. Educate yourself and others. There are many websites with a lots of useful information such as http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ and http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ to name a few.
I've even come across an e-booklet (these are free to download) with a lot of comprehensive information, from the Breast Cancer Care publications: Treating breast cancer and a quick guide to being breast aware.
Breast cancer is one of the top cancers which cause of deaths globally. It is the #1 cancer killer in women; and over the years, there have been an increasing number of cases in men.
So let's join forces, let's support the cause and let's help in winning the fight against breast cancer.
I've had this bracelet for years, I bought it from Avon.
The saying 'knowledge is power' is on point, so lets educate ourselves about what can affect our health, in extension our family and our lives.