Thursday, October 13, 2011

HNT: Breast Cancer Awareness

I'm sure most of you know by now that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

On the whole, I'm not really very breast cancer aware.

Sure, I've run Race for the Cure a few times.
I've even done a few Breast Self Exams, but I'm far from consistent.

Breast Self Exam
I don't have it.
I don't know anyone who has it or anyone who has ever had it (to my knowledge).

I'm young (relatively) and healthy (relatively).
I don't have a family history, so should I really be concerned about this?

At least it certainly wouldn't hurt to increase my awareness and beef up my own self-exams.

My biggest problem really is remembering. It's the same reason I was never on the pill. Who can remember to take a pill everyday? I feel the same thing about remembering to do a self-exam. Luckily, I do tend to play with my tits a lot, but I just don't normally take the time to actually exam them.

I should start.

In searching online, I stumbled upon a fun little program by 3M Post-It. You can download it and have a reminder to do a self-exam pop-up right on your desktop. I'm contemplating downloading it.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, EdenFantasies is hosting a video contest. I've been so swamped with homework, I've barely had time to eke out this little post, so I won't have a chance to enter the contest myself, but you totally should do it!

Videos should be 30-45 seconds in length. Visit that link above, for all the rules. You'll have to hurry, though, because submissions for the contest end tomorrow, October 14th at 11:59pm. If you don't have a chance to create and submit your own video, you can still go and vote for the ones that have been posted.

So, go on now and...

EdenFantasys supports Breast cancer Awareness - Show your Ta-Tas Some Love


  1. lovely post and pic, informative

    good luck with school!

  2. FYI - 80% of breast cancer patients have no significant family history. Also -  don't worry overly about this till you get to 45 or so. Strong age dependence. 
    Also - vascular disease and lung cancer kill more women than breast cancer - be sure you are taking care of yourself on this front. 

  3. Thanks for this info. :)


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