Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month - The Importance of Self-Exams

Here's the biggest reminder I want you to mark in your calendar - Feel Yourself Up!  Now put it in PINK in your planner, give it an extra loud beep in your cell phone, create an event in your Outlook, basically whatever assures you will remember, do it.

Of course I am referring to breast self-exams.  Unlike our other major nemesis - ovarian cancer - breast cancer can be detected at home.  Early detection is the number one key to survival.  Breast self-exams or 'feeling yourself up' is the first line in early detection.  Mammograms are important as well, but you need protection in between and a monthly session of visual review and methodical massaging is that magic bullet.

Most women tell me they have no idea how to do it properly.  Honestly, I have struggled with that as well.  So here is a link to the instructional video from the Komen Foundation on how to really do it right and possibly save your life.

Yours in Health,

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