It’s October and we all know October means Halloween for kids and kids at heart but it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Being a women’s health product we want to help women and girls be more proactive in their breast health. To help girls and women be more proactive we want to help you learn what the early signs and symptoms are;
Symptoms or Signs:
- Any unusual nipple tenderness that isn’t associated with your period, lumps or any kind of skin thickening
- Most important to know Not All Lumps are cancerous
- Any changes in breast or nipple appearance such as swelling, redness,scaling
- Any kind of discharge, again this does not indicate cancer but always contact your doctor for any changes
Who Started The National Breast Cancer Foundation?
Janelle was just 34 years old, 38 years old when she found out she was first diagnosed with breast cancer and 38 years ago, there wasn’t much information regarding the disease let alone much support or treatment options. Once Janelle was diagnosed and realized how little information and support there was for women dealing with the disease she wanted to make it her mission to help other women in their fight against breast cancer. In 1991, 11 years after her diagnosis Janelle founded The National Breast Cancer Foundation and it today it is one of the largest disease foundations in the country.
October 19th, National Mammography Day
In addition with wanting to help young girls and women be proactive in their breast health we would like to let you that October 19th, is National Mammography Day. Make an appointment with your OBGYN or even some malls have special centers in them that perform Mammography.