Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women aged 20-39 and that1 in 8Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85?
But it does not just affect women, 150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
Pretty frightening statistics, right?
Whats even more frightening is that a lot of us, particularly women, are not as familiar with our breasts as we should be and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is as good a time as any to get aware of our breasts.
Since 2005, The McGrath Foundation have been providing tens of thousands of families across Australia with the incredible support of breast care nurses. In 2011 The McGrath Foundation launched its Curve Lurve initiative to increase breast awareness young Australians.
If you're like me and are not 100% sure exactly how to check your breasts, jump onto The McGrath Foundation website or pick up a tube of QV Self Check Breast Cream, inside is a "How To" guide to checking your breasts. You will also be showing your support as $2 from every purchase goes to The McGrath Foundation and helping them raise breast awareness and adding more breast care nurses into our communities.
There are so many Australian companies/brands that have been showing their support and donating a portion of pink label items to The McGrath Foundation, including QV Skincare, BP and Mount Franklin. Keep an eye out at your local pharmacy, supermarket or BP and shop pink to show your support.
We put so much time and effort into our beauty regimes and taking care of our exterior, lets take an extra minute and pledge to check our breasts as a part of our daily routine. If you feel something that doesn't seem normal to your breasts, visit your GP for a breast screen.
Boys, this means you too.
Early detection is the key, so let's support each other and take the pledge.