October is not just about autumn leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, it's also a time when we come together to raise awareness about breast cancer. As the leading form of cancer among women, it is important that you understand the risks and preventative measures to ensure you have the best chance at a happy, healthy life. In this post, we'll explore how you can make a positive impact during Breast Cancer Awareness Month while looking out for your health and the health of those you love. Plus use coupon code BLOG10523 at checkout any time this month to get 25% off your next purchase.
The Power of Awareness and Self-Care
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to educate yourself on the facts around this common cancer and learn about how it can affect you. It is estimated that in 2023, there will be about 287,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the U.S., so it’s important to take these statistics seriously.
There are a few steps you can take to make early detection possible in case you are diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Mammography is the most common screening method for breast cancer, and regular screening is recommended for women starting at age 40.
- Performing regular breast self-exams starting in your 20s helps you become familiar with your breast tissue and detect any changes.
Early detection through mammograms and self-breast exams can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment.
- Some individuals at high risk of breast cancer may consider preventive measures such as prophylactic mastectomy or chemoprevention.
- Lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, and engaging in regular physical activity can also help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Self-Tanning for Self Confidence
Confidence and self-image are important parts of everyone’s life, but can be a struggle when your body changes due to a serious illness. Self-tanning products can boost your confidence while undergoing breast cancer treatment or in recovery. You can find empowerment through looking your best even if you don’t feel your best, which in turn may help you maintain good morale and stay positive throughout your journey with breast cancer. It’s important for all of us to use safe and gentle self-tanning products, but especially for individuals with sensitive skin due to cancer treatments. Our skin-friendly formulas are perfect for a healthy glow without exposing yourself to the sun or introducing any harmful chemicals to your beauty routine. We have a sunless tanner for every skin type and tone.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to learn and advocate for the health of everyone affected by this condition, as well as protect yourself against the risks. Remember that screening and early detection are key elements of a preventative lifestyle, and that there are easy measures you can take to give yourself a better chance at health. Join us as we highlight breast health tips throughout the month and be sure to watch our interviews with breast cancer survivors:
We wish everyone affected by breast cancer the strength to keep going and we support you as the champions you are. Together, let's glow with hope and make a difference!