As most of you might know already, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to help promote awareness about this disease, raise funds (for the ongoing research on how to beat breast cancer), prevention and where to get help and support. There are many ways to show your support or spreading the word on ‘being breast aware’ and today, I’m doing the pink mani approach.
But before that, what is ‘being breast aware’?
Being breast aware simply means getting to know how your breasts normally look and feel at different times of the month. If you notice a change that isn’t normal for you, talk it over with your doctor.
You don’t need to examine your breasts every day or even every week. But it is important to know how your breasts normally feel, and how that changes with your periods. Some women have lumpier breasts around the time of a period. If this is the same in both breasts, don’t worry. But check your breasts again the following month, a few days after your period is over. If the lumpiness comes and goes with your menstrual cycle, it is nothing to worry about.
It is easiest to check your breasts in the shower or bath. Run a soapy hand over each breast and up under your arm. Here’s something I’ve learned from the NHS breast awareness five point code before:
- Know what is normal for you
- Look and feel
- Know what changes to look for
- Report any changes without delay
- Attend for breast screening if you are aged 50 or over
As for my mani, I went for something simple and pink, just like Tasha from Belleza Kisses and Leslie from Bravenezz. This is another collaboration we’re doing for a good cause.
In case you’re wondering why my nails are shorter than usual, I have a nail chipped incident to thank for that. I’ve also formed liking towards ‘galaxy’ nail art, which is something I’m trying to do on my accent nail. Not sure if I’ve nailed it, but I feel that I might be getting there. LOL