Do You Feel Your Breasts?

 Do you examine your breasts for lumps regularly?

This question actually came from my mom the other night.  My sheepish answer was, “No.”  Here I am writing about cancer prevention on the regular, but I don’t even feel myself up on the regular.  That is a shame.

With the rising rate of breast cancer, I have a feeling I am not the only one skipping out on the monthly self exams.

40% of breast cancers are detected by a woman feeling a lump.  

So, how about we all get started today.  

  1. Set up a monthly notification now on our calendars and phones for our self-exams.
  2. Feel away in the shower, in front of the mirror, or lying down with these instructions, courtesy of the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Once you are done, you can be so bold to let us know in the comments below. And if you have to wait to exam because of your menstrual cycle (as I do), you can be just as bold by letting us know that your new monthly notifications are all set up!

 

Comments

  1. I just did it! I set up a repeating monthly “check my rack” alarm for the 25th of every month on my phone.

  2. Love that you referred to this as “second base” in your email. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing so many great tips this week. xoxo