Nevertheless, we do not mind posting it again, because breast cancer is not a plaything. If we do nothing about it, our lives can be destroyed, but if we act now, our lives can be saved.
Breast cancer occurs when cancer cells start to develop in the breast tissues. In the recent years, breast cancer has become rampant among the women of the world, being ranked fifth in the list of deadly cancers.
Tragically, news had been spreading for more than a decade about famous female individuals who struggled to fight this killer disease, but the fight was in vain.
Those included in the list were singers Minnie Riperton and Dusty Springfield, Linda who was the beloved wife of Beatles member Paul McCartney, and Oscar award-winning actress Bette Davis.
There still are women out there who are braving this disease, some of whom have won the battle. Still, prevention is better than cure! So to all the women reading this, do take this matter as seriously as you can, before it is too late.
Let us explore the symptoms of breast cancer for earlier detection and prevention:
1. One will experience a change in the way the breast or the nipples feel. The nipple may soften or a thick lump may be seen situated near the breast or the underarm area.
2. One will also encounter a transformation in how the breast or nipples look. The shape and size of the breast or nipples may change and grow a little inwards. The breast skin may turn reddish or bloated and may develop edges that take after the skin of an orange.
3. The more evident symptom is the discharge that comes out from the nipples. It is normally yellowish in color.
If you observe that these symptoms have befallen upon you, start your engine and give your breasts an early prevention….
1. Avoid too much of alcohol. Limit yourself to drinking one glass or stop drinking it for good!
2. Maintain an acceptable weight because obesity is one of the factors that can heighten the risk of breast cancer. Improve on your dieting by restricting your fats intake.
3. Be more physically sound by carrying out regular exercises. Exercising contributes to the maintenance of your weight, thus reducing the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
4. Go for a mammogram for early detection of breast cancer. You should do so especially when you have reached the age of 50 and above.
5. Avoid sleeping with your bra on. Wearing a bra for more than 12 hours can contribute to the growth of cancer cells in your breasts. And do not keep on wearing the same bra for a few days. You should change to a brand new bra every single day.
To the women who are still fighting the disease, be strong and do not feel embarrassed about going through. Keep your spirits alive!
And to the rest of the women out there, take this seriously and do follow the tips given to ensure guaranteed protection from this ‘lethal weapon’.
With that in mind, let us all put our hands together and make the month of June the ‘Survivor Month’. Marzie and Jean have been very kind enough to let us be a part of this noble project, and we are more than honored to take it up.
Please read this heartfelt story and let this story tell you how important it is for you to lend a hand generously today…
A very long time ago my grandaunt Sylvia on my mother's side passed away because of breast cancer. Recently, our family had another scare, but this time it was on my father's side.
The doctors found six lumps the size of raisins in the right breast of his youngest sister. One of the lumps was cancerous.
The good news for her was that they found it early. She had regular mammograms and that is how they detected it. The bad news is that a lot of women out there who do not have health insurance and cannot afford to get tested. That is why there is an increase in fatalities related to this disease - a lot of women find out way too late to be saved.
You can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site and by clicking the pink button as many times as you can. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms.
You'll be helping to save someone's mother, daughter, sister and friend. So please join me in spreading the word about this cause in the blogging community.
I know everyone has a lot of tags piling up, but I hope that the following people can post this one up ASAP. We only have a little over 3 weeks to reach 8 million clicks.
You have seen in the story that they have about 3 weeks to make this campaign a success. So let’s get it on!
We will not tag anyone in particular, but we do hope that you will join us in this community project because if you do, you can make a huge difference to the well being of our community. Just leave a comment here to inform us or leave a comment at Rozella’s blog if you have put up this post in your blog.