Happy Friday Everyone!
Today I wanted to post something a little different. As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Hence all the Pink on the page!) and traditionally on Friday’s, everyone wears pink to show support!
Even though I or my friends and family have not been affected by Breast Cancer, there are hundreds of thousands of women around the world who are affected by it everyday. I wanted to write this today to spread awareness, hope, love, and my love for the color pink of course..
In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates this year about 252,710 new cases of invasive Breast Cancer will be diagnosed in women and about 63,410 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
So now this raises the million dollar question, “How can I prevent it from happening to me, my friends or my family?”
Now even though there is no way to prevent it 100%, there are ways to reduce and lower your risks.
- Stay at a Healthy Weight– Increased body weight can lead to a higher risk
- Stay Active- Make sure to work out at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous activities.
- Limit or Avoid Alcohol– This one is tough for a lot of us…and I mean A LOT OF US but alcohol can increase the risk of Breast Cancer. Even low levels of alcohol like those Wine Spritzers ladies have been linked with an increase in risk. The American Cancer Society recommends that women who drink have no more than 1 alcoholic drink a day. A drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits (hard liquor).
- Make sure to get your regular Mammogram Screenings done -Call your doctor and get checked-every year! No one else knows your body or your BOOBIES like you do! Regular Mammograms can help with early detection and can even save lives!
Listen, there are more factors that can be reduced and you can learn more at the American Cancer Society website down below! If you would also like to donate, there is a red box at the top right hand of the American Cancer Society website! Every little bit helps!
Tell your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone and everyone you can! Let’s come together to get rid of this ugly Cancer once and for all! I don’t know about you but I am still..
HOPEFUL FOR THE FUTURE!