Breast Care is Self-Care

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?

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.


The picture.

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.


Be well,