Breast Cancer Awareness

October 17, 2015

Hey friends,

So I really wanted to get this post out in the beginning of the month, but I have been extremely busy with school. I will do a life update post soon, I promise. 

Breast Cancer Awareness is something that is extremely important to me and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have been showing my support all month. My maternal grandmother and a very close family friend have been diagnosed with breast cancer. My grandmother is survivor whereas my close friend is currently battling it with chemo. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. 

Early detection can save lives! There are now more than 2.8 million survivors in the U.S. Breast cancer is a serious thing and I encourage every woman to do monthly self-checks. Some signs and symptoms of breast cancer include a lump, inverted nipple, a change in texture of the skin, a rash or redness, discharge from the nipple, and swelling and pain. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned with any changes. 

Breast cancer is not completely preventable but, exercising, drinking less alcohol, eating healthy, and reducing exposure to toxins can help. 

Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 13 minutes a woman loses her life. Show your support by wearing pink during October and shop here
Allheart has some amazing items for you to show support.

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