Thursday, October 22, 2015

BRALESS THURSDAY - TAKE OFF YOUR BRA: OCTOBER Is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!!!


GOOD BRALESS THURSDAY to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frienemies, and FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly FOLKS of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!

LADIES;

At any time within the past 24 hours, have YOU taken time just for yourself to Take Off Your Bra???

Are YOU still VOLUNTARILY wearing your bra 24/7/365???

Does work, or, other daily social obligations necessitate that YOU wear your bra for more than 12 hours per day???

When YOU are in the comfort and privacy of your own domicile, are you able to TAKE Off Your Bra???

When YOU go to sleep for the night, are you able to TAKE OFF Your Bra???

When was the last time that YOU had a proper BRA-FITTING???

When YOU went in for that last BRA-FITTING, did you keep on that ill-fitting contraption, OR; did you get a proper fit and TAKE OFF Your BRA???

Are YOU aware of any history of BREAST CANCER, or, any other type of CANCER within your family???

Have you made an appointment with your physician to discuss your FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY???

If YOU are at least 40 years of age, do you get an annual MAMMOGRAM???

If YOU are at least 25 years of age, do your practice mothly BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION???

If you are at least 20 years of age, do YOU prctice regular BREAST MASSAGE???

Are you aware that the month of October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH???

If  YOU answered NO to any of the above questions, NOW would probably be a good time for you to TAKE OFF YOUR BRA.

Avon Breast Cancer Banner












According to the BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH IMPERATIVE, here is What BLACK WOMEN NEED To KNOW About BREAST CANCER:
Breast cancer tends to appear in Black women at a younger age and in more advanced forms. In fact, Black women are two times more likely to develop triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease which has fewer effective treatment options. Triple-negative breast cancers tend to grow and spread more quickly than most other types of breast cancer. We also are known to have denser breast, one of the strongest predictors of risk for breast cancer and also is a known factor limiting the sensitivity of a screening mammogram.  Mammograms of breasts with higher density have been described as harder to read and interpret than those of less dense breasts.  A small cancer can be concealed by dense breast tissue or by the overlap of normal breast structures.
Many women with early breast cancer have no symptoms.  That is why it is so crucial to get screened before symptoms have a chance to appear.   However, the most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. For this reason, it is important that you have any new breast mass or lump checked by a health care professional experienced in diagnosing breast diseases.
Other signs may include:
  • Swelling of all or part of the breast
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Pain in the breast or nipple
  • Thickening of the nipple or breast
  • Discharge other than breast milk


Did you know that BREAST CANCER is the SECOND-LEADING CAUSE Of DEATH For BLACK WOMEN???

BLACK ENTERPRISE reports these ALARMING FACTS About BLACK WOMEN And BREAST CANCER:

  • In 2015 alone, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer, according to SusanGKomen.org. Many studies indicate these decreases are due to the result of earlier detection through screening, treatment advancements, and increased awareness.
  • The breast cancer death rate for women aged 45–64 years was 60% higher for black women than white women, according to the CDC National Vital Statistics System.
  • The median age at diagnosis in African American women is 54 years, compared with a median age of 58 years in white women.
  • Most studies indicate that physically active women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than inactive women; however, the amount of risk reduction achieved through physical activity varies widely. There are many possible reasons for this difference in survival: Biologic and genetic differences in tumors, prevalence of risk factors, barriers to health care access, health behaviors, and later stage of breast cancer at diagnosis.
  • Breast cancer screening is important for all women. According to the American Cancer Society, mammograms should start at age 40 and continue for as long as a woman is in good health. As mammography screening rates have increased, more cases of breast cancer have been found at earlier stages, when chances of survival are highest.

LADIES;

HAPPY TAKE OFF YOUR BRA, KNOW YOUR BREATS, TAKE CARE Of YOUR BREASTS, And TAKE CARE Of YOURSELVES For BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH BRALESS THURSDSAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And BEAUTIFUL BOUNTIFUL BRALESS THURSDAY BLESSINGS to All of YOU and Your FAMILIES;

-CCG




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