Have you had your mammogram today?

Join us as we bring attention to the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It is important to know what’s normal for you and stay alert of any changes.  Breast self-awareness includes knowing your risk, getting screening, knowing what is normal for you and making healthy lifestyle choices.   FEW join with the Susan G. Komen Foundation  to remind and help empower you to take action and always make informed choices about your health.   Here are some helpful hints on breast self-awareness provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

1. Know your risk

  • Talk to both sides of your family to learn about your family health history
  • Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer

2. Get screened

3. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes (see images):

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices

Remember the best asset in your life is you.  Stay in the fight, stay courageous and find a cure for breast cancer.  Get tested today!