Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In today’s guest post Kathy talks about breast cancer awareness in connection to weight loss and her experiences.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is so important that all of us women stay proactive with monthly exams and mammograms.

There is a lot that you can do besides your monthly exams to stay on top of your breast health. The National Breast Cancer Foundation had an early protection plan and you can also find an App to keep track of your exams.

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/nbcf-programs/breast-cancer-edp

There are different factors that go into your risk for breast cancer. Weight is one of them. Another reason why you want to control your weight and eat healthier.

Personally, as I lost weight my breasts became smaller. I noticed during month breast exams that the feel of my breasts changed. By the time I lost 105 pounds, things felt different for me. I made an appointment to see my physician and he scheduled a mammogram. Everything was normal but I am so glad that I checked it out. The doctor said you can have changes with weight loss and it is always a good idea to make sure everything is okay. Don’t just assume everything is fine, most of the time it is… but I would rather have a professional tell me that.

I think it is very important to eat healthier and exercise. I also think that we need to do everything that we can to live a longer and healthier life. Monthly breast exams and yearly check-ups are part of that. Your birthday month or another special month is a good time to schedule your appointments. That way you remember when you last visited your physician. How many times do you say “I was there a year ago” and when you check it was 3 years ago!

While we are having fun wearing pink this month, remember the reason for it and schedule your exam. You and those that love you will benefit from being healthy!

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