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.
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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...