October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


By: Nikki Niesbc6

I apologize for this mid October blog post on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but better late than never right? One of dear loved ones is currently battling breast cancer and I hope that through this month’s awareness and beyond, we can continue to support the cause and encourage individuals and families’ to continue to have hope!

In 1991, Janelle Hail, a survivor, created Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a commitment to the global community education other women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Now, The National Breast Cancer Foundation(NBCF)works with women to provide support services, prevention and resources to provide awareness. Additional good news? NBCF offers FREE mammograms through their hospital affiliations.  To show your support for this great foundation, you can donate today!

Prevention is a very real way to take a proactive stance on the battle with breast cancer.  What’re you waiting for? Take the leap today to learn how to prevent breast cancer. It’s important for you to take very good care of yourself before, during, and after cancer treatment.

  • Stay active as much as you can–even if that means taking a walk around the block or vacuuming your house
  • Make sure to eat balanced meals, with adequate protein and complex carbohydrates.
  • Even if you don’t feel like eating, it’s important to eat small, frequent meals of calories rich foods  to ensure you have enough energy.
  • Keeping water on hand can help you to remember to stay adequately hydrated!

So, stop comparing your breast size with your neighbor and become more proactive with regular mammograms today!

Photo Credit:Dr. Minna Blog

Sources: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/Octobertoolkit.aspx

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-nutrition

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