Staying One Step Ahead
“A stitch in time saves nine” is a common phrase known by the majority of people today. The idea of doing something simple now, rather than dealing with a bigger problem in the future applies to many situations. When it comes to your health, regular screenings can save you a world of trouble down the road. To all the women reading this, I have a request for you. I have a request that I hope you will take seriously. I have a request that I hope you will incorporate into your life and encourage women around you to follow suit.
You heard me. FEEL YOUR BOOBIES. EVERY MONTH! Regular self breast exams are very important to help detect cancer. While they are not 100% accurate(as many lumps are benign), they greatly assist in early detection. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has a very informative section on their website(click on the link) that walks you through a self-exam, so be sure to check it out! Yearly mammograms and clinical examinations are also very important in detection as mammograms can pick up on cancer before you can even feel a lump. However, the self breast exam is still something that every woman needs to incorporate into her routine so as to catch lumps early. While breast cancer is not as prevantable as, say, lung cancer, it is a cancer that can be easily treated if caught early. Any cancer that goes undetected for a long period of time has a high chance of being terminal, so these self exams are very important especially if breast cancer runs in your family. So play it safe; feel yours boobies and stay one step ahead of cancer.