Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015
October is all about PINK!
The first post I shared on this blog nearly 3 years ago was about breast cancer. The disease holds a place in my heart and it’s not such a happy place but it is a reality in todays world. We all know someone who has been affected by this disease. It took my sister from us too soon. My mother is a nearly 30 year survivor. I have watched other family members and friends battle this disease with dignity. I have shared facts and inspirational thoughts concerning this subject in the past which you can find HERE. Today I have 3 more prints to share to bring about Breast Cancer Awareness and show support for those we love.
Early detection saves lives.
5 Tips for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection
- If you are over 40, get a mammogram. In addition, have regular breast exams by your health care provider.
- Where you go matters – choose a mammography expert. You want to ensure the most accurate results.
- Don’t put off screening because of fear or discomfort. Your mammography expert will do their best to make the experience comfortable.
- Know how your breasts feel normally. Learn how to do a breast self-exam. If you notice a change in your breasts, such as a lump or swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, talk to your health care provider.
- Know your risk. If you have family members who have had breast cancer, especially a mother or sister tell your doctor, as your own risk of cancer may be higher than average.
Click on the image for a downloadable copy for printing:
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Show support for someone you love!
There are many things that can be done to show your support for breast cancer. This can go for anyone fighting a disease.
G I V E of yourself.
Here are some things you can do.
You can find the above print HERE along with 4 other great prints!
You can click on these last two breast cancer prints below to get the downloaded version for printing:
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see this statistic decline?!
For more free breast cancer prints and information from inkhappi:
I hope YOU can do something to bring awareness or make a difference in the breast cancer awareness cause. 🙂
Thank you for these! I’m a survivor, diagnosed just after I turned 40. Early detection is key!
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Thanks Heather. I’m sorry you’ve had to go through cancer but it does make you stronger when you defeat it. I have several breast cancer posts including this one about being a survivor: https://inkhappi.com/cancer-free-is-awesome-news/ Thanks for all of your kind words!
Jane (currently in the UK) says
Firstly I just want to say what a great website you have here. Packed full of amazing posts!
Secondly as someone who works in health care (health insurance to be exact) its great to see people bringing more of an awareness to breast cancer. Sadly its just a such big killer still but we’ll beat it totally one day I’m sure of it.
Keep up the good work and a big hi from the united kingdom 🙂
Thanks Jane. I lost my sister to BC and it’s a cause dear to my heart. Thanks for sharing some hope!
Kudos to all the survivors out there. You are stronger than ever before.
Breast Cancer is something that is very close to my heart, it has affected my family directly with my Aunt passing away in June 2011 after a 7 year battle against the disease.
John Gatesby says
Recently sister in law of my wife got inflicted with this disease and it was a moment of stress, but she went through the entire treatment involving chemotherapy and now is better.
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