Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Breast Cancer Awareness // Health
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Breast Cancer Awareness // Health

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Breast Cancer Awareness

This week there is a theme on the blog if you haven’t noticed.  We are full blown pink and talking about Breast Cancer Awareness.  Since today is Health and Fitness day I wanted to take a little focus on talking about Breast Cancer, statistics, prevention, and how important it is to get routine checkups and to pay attention to those warning signs.  Most of my information I found from the Susan G. Komen website (here).

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?  1 in 8, wow.  That is a pretty high number.  Put yourself next to seven of your friends, see how scary of a ratio that is?  In 2012 there were 1.7million new cases of breast cancer diagnosis.  Also, keep in mind that these statistics include men as well.  Even though breast cancer affects women predominantly, it can affect men as well.  Studies show that 1% of all breast cancer cases occur in men. (source)


On Susan G. Komen’s website they talk about the warning signs and symptoms.  Unfortunately warning signs are not the same for all women.  Most of us have been to our gynecologist and at least my doctor showed me how to self test.  You feel for lumps, hard knots in both the breast and underarm area.  Make sure to pay attention to swelling, redness, or darkening.  Now, don’t mistaken the swelling with that time of the month symptoms.  Just do self tests regularly and examine yourself.  At first I felt weird because well, I’m touching my boob, BUT after I got over that weird reality I thought this is part of your body and no one knows it better than you.  You may feel something that a doctor won’t because you know it wasn’t there before.  There are more warning signs that are common that can be found here(warning signs). 


With all of this being said, if you look back on Monday’s post (here) my mason jar business is getting involved!  Jars by Monica recently listed a Breast Cancer Awareness jar which can be customized to fit whatever you would like.  The 100% of proceeds (not including shipping) will go to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation/any Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation of your choice.  Once the donation is made I will provide you with a screen shot of the receipt as proof of your donation.

“Fight like a girl.”

   


**Health and Fitness Disclaimer:  Please note, I am not a licensed trainer or doctor, nor do I claim to know about health and fitness.  I am not a licensed nutritionist.  These are things that I do and in my opinion work for me, I do not know if they are harmful.

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