This is a piggybacked post off of last week’s TTTT. It has to do with yet again…women…and being aware of our bodies.
I was watching daytime TV yesterday (a once a year thing) and stumbled upon Giuliana Rancic speaking with NBC in regards to her breast cancer diagnosis and survival after being diagnosed.
As many of you know, the E TV show host was diagnosed late last year and came out publicly to address the situation. She’s an excellent proponent of women’s awareness when it comes to breast cancer and is a prime example of girl power and will power at the same time.
She explained how she, like anyone, was devastated upon hearing the news that she had breast cancer. She took immediate action and since it was so early in development, went forward with a double mastectomy and then reconstructive surgery. Obviously, this isn’t always the choice others have to make, but for her it was the right one.
One year later, she still stands beaming with positivity and a new lease on life.
She has teamed up with P&G today for national “Do It For The Girls” day. It’s basically to raise women’s awareness even more of how important it is to detect cancer in its earliest stages. She informs us that you actually have a 98% chance of surviving if you find breast cancer early. Check out the YouTube video for “Do It For The Girls”!
(BTW– She’s also a part of a twitter party happening today at 3 P.M. Use the hashtag #GIVEHope Twitter Party w/ @SheSpeaksUp & @PGMyGive 9/20 at 3pm ET! They are giving out $750 in prizes too! More info. on that here)
So…what is entailed with this chore for today? Basically, a feel yourself up party. Woo-Hoo.
Take 30 seconds in the shower to feel both breasts for irregularities and also perform a visual check to make sure there are no lesions, protrusions, or any kind of puss/liquids leaking from the nipple area.
Remember ladies, YOU are YOUR BEST doctor. No one else lives inside your body or your mind, but YOU.
Regardless of your age, genetics, sexual history, sexual preferences, or ethnicity, BREAST CANCER can happen to anyone. Every woman out there unfortunately has an equal opportunity of falling in it’s ruthless path. (with some of us being more susceptible due to family histories)
So be aware and please feel yourself up today…or have your significant other do it! 😉 I’ve already done mine today!
Peace, love, and breast cancer awareness!