• Laurel Browning

Fighting Against Breast Cancer

Updated: Nov 21, 2019




People are generally aware of breast cancer awareness happening in October. Pink shirts start sprouting on social media commercials asking all of us to help support the cause to

prevent breast cancer. Over the years this image, although familiar, has evolved to now show people empowered in their fight to end a disease. Now the images show people being made aware of the dangers of breast cancer as well as celebrating the lives of those who have battled through their own personal journey.

According to the national cancer center, there are many different types of symptoms of breast cancer.

Any woman or man that feels tenderness in the breast or nipple area, or a discharge from the nipple should consult a doctor. Very few breast cancers are found in men but it does occur with similar symptoms as in women. Approximately 2,000 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer.

A lump might be felt in the breast tissue or under the arm. Not all lumps are cancerous but it is always better to consult a doctor if you have any concerns.

One way that women can prevent breast cancer is with frequent self-examinations. You are the best judge of something that doesn’t feel or look right about your body. If you have any pain or swelling in your breast area, do not wait -see a doctor as soon as possible.

Mammograms should be given to all women starting between ages 40-45 depending on your medical and family history. Yearly mammograms are usually then recommended to help screen for early stage breast cancers. Mammograms may detect early cancer lumps but you still need to give yourself monthly self-examinations .


How Can I Help Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer?


Donate Directly https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org


Get Involved / Attend a Fundraiser in your community

Help host a Party in Pink at your community center or local gym or attend a scheduled event. Find out how we can help by emailing at: info@metfitness.org


Stay up to date with your personal wellness by having recommended mammograms on a regular basis.


Perform a self check once a month and encourage friends and family to do the same.


Resources:

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org


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