Friday, June 11, 2010


Many of us are very good with being involved with Race for the Cure. Either you know someone who has had breast cancer, or even a loved one who you lost to breast cancer. We all go out and donate our money and give the time we can to remember those who have suffered, dealing, and overcome the horrible illness. We know it is a real, but some think it couldn't never happen to me. You just never know...

My heart has been heavy for a lady that works in the Women's and Children's service line with me. We have actually never met. I have been hearing about her story and then noticed one day she was on the church prayer list. I realized my Aunt was the one that put her name down. I then made the connection. She is a good family friend / neighbor to my Aunt, uncle, and cousin.

Please remember anyone in their 20's should start SELF BREAST EXAMS. You just never know... Below will help you step by step on what to do.....
Using a mirror, inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides, with your hands on your hips, and with your arms raised while flexing your chest muscles.Look for any changes in contour, swelling, dimpling of skin, or appearance of the nipple. It is normal if your right and left breasts do not match exactly.
Using the pads of your fingers, press firmly on your breast, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Move around your breast in a circular, up-and-down, or wedge pattern. Remember to use the same method every month. Check both breasts.
There are three patterns you can use to examine your breast: the circular, the up-and-down, and the wedge patterns. Use the pattern that is easiest for you, and use the same pattern every month.
Gently squeeze the nipple of each breast and report any discharge to your doctor immediately.Examine both breasts lying down. To examine the right breast, place a pillow under your right shoulder and place your right hand behind your head. Using the pads of your fingers, press firmly, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Use the same pattern you used while standing. Repeat for your left breast.

All information was found on WebMD. Now Everyone go and start your self breast exam!!!

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