As you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in my opinion one of the most important months in the Brastop calendar. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and affects up to 1 in 8 of us – which is scary to think! But with organisations such as CoppaFeel! in place to remind us to check our boobs regularly and notice the signs of abnormality, early prevention is on the rise. And it’s not just women who can get breast cancer – men are just as at risk as us ladies – the percentage is not as high but they can still develop it, so get your fellas involved in making sure he knows what’s normal and what’s not too. We’ve also teamed up with the organisation and are now including a boob checking leaflet with all our orders – so it’s impossible to forget!
The simple task of checking your boobs is so quick and easy and takes under 5 minutes to do, so why wouldn’t you? It could just save your life. Here are a few tips from the mega babes at CoppaFeel! on any abnormal signs to look out for…
As well as looking out for the signs, here are 5 facts you may or may not know about the disease:
- Over 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year
- A family history of the disease doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily develop it
- There are over 4 main types of breast cancer, with more being less common
- Living a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk
- The majority of breast lumps women discover are not cancerous
So whether you’re having a bake sale at work like us to raise money for the cause (check out some of the awesome cakes and cookies baked by Brastop HQ on our Instagram @brastop), or just donning your pink ribbon badge, tweet us what you’re doing for Breast Cancer Awareness month @brastop and make sure you stay safe and keep checking your boobs regularly ladies.