October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When my friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 14 years ago I was stunned. She was the first person I’d ever heard of with Breast Cancer and sadly she lost her life within 5 years. Since then I’ve known another 3 friends with Breast Cancer. And several other friends with cancer. It’s such a dreadful disease.
Another of my friends passed away in August. She fought so hard, but sometimes it can be really agressive and the fighting is in vain. Other’s I know have beaten the cancer and live every day in hope that it doesn’t return.
What Can You Do?
Well, awareness is everything and knowing your own body is a big key. That way you can check regularly and notice if anything feels different, or wrong. If you are ever in doubt then do get checked out.
- Change in skin texture e.g puckering or dimpling
- Swelling in armpit or around collarbone
- lumps and thickening
- constant/unusual pain in breast or armpit
- nipple discharge
- sudden change in size or shape
- nipple inversion and changes in direction
- rash or crusting of, or around, nipple
Catching it early can be the key to a better recovery.
What is Coppafeel?
I’m an oldie, I get asked to go for mammograms as standard. But Breast cancer can happen to young people too. Coppafeel is a charity that raises breast cancer awareness amongst younger women.
I am an Avon Representative and this month we are selling a whole range of goodies which are including donations to the coppafeel charity. The Boob bag donation is 50% of the cost, the rest are 10%. If you are interested then please click through and take a look.
Disclosure: clicking the link will take you to an Avon Selling page.
- Blotgober Day 1 – All You Need is Love
- Blogtober Day 2 – Coppafeel – Breast Cancer Awareness.
- Blogtober Day 3 – Out of Spoons (a poem)
- Blogtober Day 4 – Smile
- Blogtober Day 5 – Autumn Fashion
- Blogtober Day 6 -Baking
- Blogtober Day 7 – missed
- Blogtober Day 8 – The School Run
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Sorry for your loss. We all know someone with this dreadful disease don’t we. I love that more people are talking about it and raising awareness. #blogtober.
Cancer really does suck!
I check myself every time I have a bath. It is about knowing your own body.
I love that boob bag from Avon. What a great bit of fun to raise awareness! x
Coppafeel is such a fab charity , we all need to be vigilent no matter what age. Very useful hints too #blogtober
I’m so sorry for your loss! My family has been touched by breast cancer as well and I too was shocked as you never think it’s something that will happen so closely to you. Thank you for helping spread awareness.
Great post in raising awareness, we all need to be vigilant and know our own bodies and look for changes #blogtober
I am so sorry you have had such loss through this rotten disease. Well done you on raising awareness in such a positive way #Blogtober19
So sorry to hear abour your friend. Cancer is shit! I have to have regular checks because my mum had breast cancer and most of her side of the family too. It’s running in the genes.
well done for raising awareness. 🙂 xx
Coppafeel is a great charity, and I love how Avon is raising awareness of it with their fun items like the boob bag.
Thank you for this post. It is 11 months since I was first diagnosed. You can add to your list to please go for regular check ups. I had none of the things you listed but my cancer was found during a routine mammogram. I must add that I feel great! #MMBC
I’m glad you are feeling great Lisa. I did consider adding getting a regular check up but here they only check you if you already show symptoms or have a lump, or if you are over 50 (like me!)
Somehow I was allowed to go for check ups from the age of 40, though other friends tell me they have also been told 50. Thank goodness I was going before 50 (though not too long to go till I’m 50 anyway!)