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Every Month is Pink

Breast cancer awareness should not be limited to October. Because breast cancer happens everyday.

At CancerAware, we are on a year-round mission to educate and empower every woman in Nigeria about early detection and risk reduction. Let's make every month a month of awareness and support. Here are three key steps to keep in mind:

(1) Regular Health Checks

  • Ladies, don't forget your monthly Breast Self Examinations (at least once a month). If anything seems unusual, consult a doctor immediately.

  • If you're 40 and above, yearly mammograms are crucial. For women with dense breasts, consider breast ultrasounds and MRIs. If you are below 40, get yearly breast ultrasounds.

  • If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor about personalized breast screening plans. And everyone, men and women alike must make a habit of getting yearly health check-ups.

(2) Healthy Lifestyle Habits

  • Incorporate regular physical activity into your routine.

  • Aim for at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

  • If you smoke, commit to quitting. Be aware that even low alcohol consumption raises your breast cancer risk. So, committ to quitting alcohol too.

  • Reduce your intake of red meat and eliminate processed meat from your diet.

  • If you're using hormonal contraceptives, consult your doctor about safer, non-hormonal family planning methods.

  • Prioritize non-toxic skincare and household products.

  • Know your family health history and take proactive steps based on the information you gather.

(3) Spread the Word

  • Share the crucial message of early detection with your friends, family, and contacts. You might just save a life.

Remember, early detection coupled with timely and appropriate treatment can make a world of difference when it comes to cancer.

Let's make every day an opportunity to raise awareness and support one another. Together, we can make a positive impact on breast health and help women across Nigeria.

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