Hi girls! October is Cancer Awareness month, if you didn't know already!! I was just tagged by Jen from All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Ok so here are the rules of the tag:
1) Pick out your favorite pink food, make up item, fashion and random item.
2) Spread the message about breast cancer to a female friend/family in your life - the awareness, the symptoms, the checks, the healthy foods that helps prevent the disease... anything or everything!
3) Write a blog post about 1 & 2, linking back to this post (and/or grab the cute button above!)!
4) Tag 3 of your blogger girlfriends to do the same!
Ok so here are my four favourite pink items!
Pink Food - Cupcakes!!
Pink Make Up - Benefit Posie Tint!
Pink Clothing - my River Island bright pink Jeans
Pink Random Item - Pink Gerbera Daisies
Next up is to raise awareness and I will just add this... If you feel like your breasts have changed in any way, whether it be different shape, a lump or your nipples changing in any way please go and see your doctor. If they have any worries they will send you to a breast clinic, so please don't be embarrassed by thinking that what your seeing or feeling is not important enough to see a doctor.
I found a lump down form my arm pit just at the top of my breast years ago, when I was 17/18. I wasn't sure if because I was so young I would be at risk. I was obviously a little worried. I went to see my doctor any way and he sent me to a breast clinic, where I had an ultra sound and a biopsy. The ultrasound was fine, the biopsy on the other hand was not so nice. They perform a biopsy on you when they are unsure of the lump just by doing the ultrasound. A biopsy is when they have to take a little bit of the lump out. Now in my case they basically put a big needle into the lump and tried to drain a little bit away. It was not nice at all let me tell you. It was quite sore and not something that I would like to have done again! Thankfully it turned out just to be something they call a "breast mouse", (hehe!) which is basically just a little cyst.
Around a year ago I had to go back to my doctor as the cyst had grown in size and also I had found a quite a big strange shaped lump within my other breast. Now before I go on let me tell you I have very small breasts, so it is really easy for me to feel and actually see any lumps! So I went back to the breast clinic and had another ultrasound done. The doctor thought that the lump within my breast was really strange and it turns out that I have a couple of cysts in there that are all joined together! Lovely.... Also the other lump was still benign. So thankfully I didn't have to have another biopsy done and again I am fine!
I just wanted to let you know my story and that if you do find a lump it is important that you should definitely have it checked!!! Also please do not freak out if you do find one, I remained calm all throughout both of those processes and tried not to think bad thoughts.
Every 3 in 100 women will go to the doctors with a problem about their breasts.
9 out of 10 lumps found are benign and are not cancerous.
The more awareness there is, about checking yourself and making sure everything is normal, the better!!
This was a great tag created by Blush and Brunch , click on that link to see the tag that she created!! So a very big well done to that great blog!!
So now I get to tag 3 people to take part!
Mel from Mirror on the Wall
Katie from All That Glitters Silver
Georgia from Georgiabeee
Obviously I also tag all of you as well!! Let me know if you have done this post! Lets all raise as much awareness as we can girlies!!!
Love, Jen x