AGP Going Pinkier For October

October month have been known as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many organisations and blogs are going pink in October to help raise awareness and funds for this commonly known decease. AGP, like previous year, will be helping to raise awareness by going pinkier for October and is a proud participant #644 at Pink For October 2008. AGP will also be clicking daily or as often as possible on the pink button [right] to help funds free mammograms to those women of low income, uninsured and working poor women through the vital work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

For us women, we can do our own regular check-up at home.
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Breast Self Exam (BSE)

"Try to get in the habit of doing a breast self-examination once a month to familiarize yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel. Examine yourself several days after your period ends, when your breasts are least likely to be swollen and tender. If you are no longer having periods, choose a day that's easy to remember, such as the first or last day of the month.

Don't panic if you think you feel a lump. Most women have some lumps or lumpy areas in their breasts all the time. Eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign, non-cancerous.

Breasts tend to have different "neighborhoods." The upper, outer area—near your armpit—tends to have the most prominent lumps and bumps. The lower half of your breast can feel like a sandy or pebbly beach. The area under the nipple can feel like a collection of large grains. Another part might feel like a lumpy bowl of oatmeal.

What's important is that you get to know the look and feel of YOUR breasts' various neighborhoods. Does something stand out as different from the rest (like a rock on a sandy beach)? Has anything changed? Bring to the attention of your doctor any changes in your breasts that:
-last over a full month's cycle, OR
-seem to get worse or more obvious over time

Knowing how your breasts usually look and feel may also help you avoid needless biopsies—a procedure in which the doctor takes a small sample of breast tissue and examines it under a microscope."

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Other blogger/s who has gone pink for October:
1. Emila's Illustrated Blog

Let's help to spread this awareness, shall we! :)

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