Friday, 2 August 2019

BE BREAST AWARE #KnowYourBoobs


If you have been keeping up with my recent posts, you would know I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, before I go on and tell you what's been happening with other appointments I thought now was a good time to share with you some statistics about Breast Cancer and remind everyone how important it is to check your boobs, I know, I know I don't want to teach you to suck eggs, really we all already know how important it is, but how many of us can actually put our hand on our heart and say we check our boobs regularly?

Checking our boobs should be at least in our weekly routine if not more frequently, for example, when you apply conditioner to your hair in the bath or shower, whilst you are leaving it in for a few minutes you could easily be checking both of your boobs for lumps bumps and changes if checking your boobs is not part of your routine, make it part of your routine.





Breast cancer Stats 

  • (33%) of women aren’t regularly checking. A fifth (20%) say it’s because they don’t know how to check their breasts.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, 
  • one person is diagnosed every 10 minutes.
  • 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the past 40 years in the UK.
  • Almost 9 in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.
  • Every year around 11,500 people die from breast cancer in the UK.


I wouldn't want anyone to go through the horrible situation that I'm in however if Breast Cancer  is Caught early it is very curable, so make sure you keep checking I can't tell you enough how important it is, check your boobs often, look at them in the mirror so you know them like the back of your hand that way it will be so much easier to notice any changes. be breast aware #KnowYourBoobs. 





*Statistic taken from Breast cancer care UK
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