Sunday, October 24, 2010

Feel your boobies!

My daughter Cheyenne has been making me profile pics for facebook and I noticed she was using a program called Picnik I used the same program to turn a regular pic into my "pink pic" for October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you're male or female, it's good idea to "feel your boobies" at least once a month.

Some may giggle or think dedicating a month to the awareness of such a disease is silly, but come on, even our football players are sporting pink. (pun intended)
Adrian Peterson and a Cowboys player seen here wearing their pink BCAM gear at last weeks game. We won! Woohoo!

I was able to find a nice "card" that details how you can do a BSE or breast self exam at home. Doing this at least once a month can help find any changes or lumps that may develop. This tool could lead to early detection at any age as a mammogram is usually reserved for women 40 and older unless they've had issues with their breasts previously.

You can click on the photo and it will open in a new window in it's original size and with a white background for easier printing.
Don't be shy, especially not with your self, nobody even needs to know you check unless you find a possible issue, then it's just between you and your MD. It's worth it if it saves your life, isn't it?

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