Today ,13- Oct- 2017, is World No bra Day.
I begin today by saying no to breast cancer. And me without bra today is to create awareness of breast cancer and not to entice anyone as most guys on my list think it’s to seduce them. Only if you know how many women are living without breast in the world today.
This campaign began about six years ago, 2011 precisely and there’s been many support for cancer patients all over the world. In some part of the world, there is free mammogram for women.
Breast cancer can be detected by self examination or mammography.
How to do a Self Examination for Breast Cancer
1. In the Shower
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.
2. In Front of a Mirror
Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.
Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women’s breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.
3. Lying Down
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
You can also get a mammogram (which is more reliable and can detect lumps faster) at anyone of these public hospitals in Lagos.
-Designated hospitals for breast cancer treatment (LASUTH, Orile- Agege, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Epe and Badagry General Hospitals)
-Establishment of a cancer treatment center as part of the general refurbishment of LASUTH, this also include installation of mammography machines.
– Lagos State has 5 functional mammogram machines; with three installed in LASUTH, one in Orile Agege General Hospital and another in General Hospital, Lagos.
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Happy braless day everyone.
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