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Women Take Charge! Perform Breast Self-exams

Breast self-exams are a women’s first line of defense against breast cancer. The most valuable thing about a breast cancer self-exam is that it helps women become familiar with the look and feel of their breasts while they are healthy. Thus, any change to breast tissue will be apparent, helping detect breast cancer and other potentially harmful conditions earlier. Doctor’s visits, mammograms and other women’s health insurance quotes here.

But, what is the correct way to do a self exam?

The American Cancer Society recommends the following technique for conducting a Breast self exam:

Supportive Devices (Casts, Splints, Braces)

Author: Kryijztoff (Kryz) Novotnaj, BHA, GBA, CBP, CCMA, CWS, MPHi-CE

With summer fast approaching, many people are getting outdoors, kids are playing sports, everyone is enjoying beautiful weather, and, breaking their bones. Accidents happen, and when they do, supportive devices like casts, splints and braces are necessary to the healing process.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, we remind everyone to remind the women that they love, especially themselves, to lower their risk for breast cancer.  Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer in women.  Methods of reducing the risk of breast cancer are widely known, agreed on by the medical community, and covered by most insurance.

So, this October, join the community and help lower risks of breast cancer by doing the following, or encouraging someone you love to:

1)    Getting screened for breast cancer regularly.  Screenings for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams (those performed by a doctor or nurse), and breast self exams.

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