‘We must, we must, we must increase our bust.’ – Judy Blume; Remember that?
“The five year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90% when caught early. The first sign is often a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram. Stages range from early and curable to metastatic breast, with a variety of treatments. Male breast cancer is not uncommon and must be taken seriously.” – WebMD
Who’s IN? Self-Love Dance Party for Breast Health Awareness Month!
I usually say Breast Health Awareness Month vs Breast Cancer Awareness Month because I want us to focus on our HEALTH and well-being, not sickness. I’m reposting my 2008 “Feel Your Boobies” how to do a breast self exam below.
The crazy thing is years after I made this video, I had 2 breast cancer scares, one resulting in removal of a humongo cyst. It was terrifying but thankfully all is well. I knew where to go for specialized help because I had made the video. (Here’s a link to that experience.)
Bershan Shaw of URAWarrior (OWN Network’s “Love And The City”) shares her story of being a survivor in the beautiful foreword she wrote for “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.”
My family has been pretty much ravaged by cancer. My friends have also lost their moms to breast cancer. This is what challenged me to change what I feed my mind, body, and spirit. Toxicity comes in many forms– so does wellbeing!
Take this as a #SacredAndTheCity PSA and gentle reminder to feel your boobies then GO to the DOCTOR if anything seems odd. Get a second opinion if you disagree.
FYI, Women of color statistically are diagnosed much later and have more aggressive cancers. Stop reading this! Scroll down, watch the video. Sing the song. Examine your body. Pass it on to a friend. Be healthy!
P.S. Read about how a breast cancer scare helped me to love my breasts here.
P.P.S. This snazzy pink hat and pink ribbon crystal bracelet are gifts from the Guyanese Women Rock blog! Attending to your health and wellness is a matter of self-love, self-care, and self-worth.
Feel Up Your Boobies With Me! How to do a Breast Self Exam
I made this video in 2008 — still relevant. Pass it on.
If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.
Breast Cancer Survivors Speak
Images from Healthline.com.