It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and rather than write another story about my experience with breast cancer, I’m going to ask you to do something, but not for me, for you. I want you to do something for yourself, for your self-care.
Will you commit to adding breast care into your monthly self-care routine?
And by breast care, I mean a monthly self-exam on the same day every month.
And by routine, I mean choose a day that’s easy for you to remember, the 1st, the 15th, whatever works for you. Make it a habit. Make it a part of your self-care routine.
How to do a Self-Exam.
Not sure how to do a self-exam, I’ve got you covered. Below are links to a few helpful resources.
Here is a link to a Mayo Clinic article with a lot of valuable information if you’re into reading.
I found this video on YouTube. Dr. Carisa has a great tutorial and demonstrates how to perform a self-exam.
And I even found this song about breast self-exams performed by healthcare workers.
Will you commit to a breast self-exam as part of your monthly self-care routine?
We have technology, you can set a monthly reminder on your calendar. You can do your own self-exam in the shower, in the morning while you’re getting ready.
Take care of your breasts. Take care of your body. You are worth the extra few minutes a month. You are worth the best self-care.
If you have questions or notice changes to your breast, talk to your doctor.
I took the picture while on my way to physical therapy a couple of weeks ago at the breast clinic that diagnosed me which is in the same building as my physical therapy.
It was one of those breath-taking moments that I was reminded that I am a current breast cancer patient. I’m so very grateful that my own self-exam caught my cancer early.