You might have already known by the pink everywhere, but October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even though this subject is talked about often, there are still many women who are not taking action. We need to keep talking. We need to keep learning. Some points to think about this month and share with others.
- Do Self Breast Exams
Learn to do these – they are very simple – and then actually do it! If you find anything you are unsure about get in touch with your doctor. The quicker you act, the quicker you can be treated, and you can beat breast cancer!
- Get a Mammogram
It is not as bad as you think. Please watch my video from a couple of years ago when I had my first mammogram. I happen to have an appointment scheduled next week for this year’s. I do them in October because there are reminders everywhere!
- Pink Product Placement
There are tons of products and services that add pink to their packaging and ads this time of year and say that they are supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some say a portion of sales go to a related charity as well. Please do not feel like you have to automatically buy something that is pink over something else that is not. Sadly, there are many brands who simply use October’s pink as a marketing ploy and it really is just all about their profit.
- Check Your Charities
There are people who make up charities and take your money. Donate to known charities. Charity Navigator provides useful help and information on making good decisions.
I will have more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October. I hope that you will take the time to read and share as needed.
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