Pink Power Pads for Breast Cancer Awareness
To help support the fight against breast cancer, hannahpad is launching our Pink Power campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. These pads are limited edition and 25% of all Pink Power pad sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The foundation funds important research in this field, to help improve survival rates. NBCF has already made great progress since 1994, as breast cancer survival rates are up 91% from 79% in the past.
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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the rate is increasing – with 1 in 7 Australian women and 1 in 675 Australian men expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle and knowing how to take care of your breasts is important in maintaining good breast health. Here are some top tips:
Know your risk and be self-aware
Knowing your family’s history can help you understand if you might be at a higher risk of breast cancer. It’s also important to get familiar with what’s typical for your boobs. Breast tissue changes throughout your life and your menstrual cycle due to fluctuating hormones and paying attention to these changes are helpful. Often before your period, your breasts can feel more tender and slightly lumpy due to the increase in hormone oestrogen which is nothing to worry about. However, if you have any concerns about the changes, do seek medical advice to get it thoroughly examined.
Perform regular self-examinations
These can be done 3 ways - in the mirror, in the shower and lying down.
Mirror: Visually inspect your breasts standing straight normally then with your arms overhead, squeeze your nipple (notice if any discharge comes out).
Shower: Use the pads of your fingers and feel around your breast and armpit area, squeeze your nipple (notice if any discharge comes out).
Lying down: Use the pads of your fingers and feel around your breast and armpit area, squeeze your nipple (notice if any discharge comes out).
Breast self-examinations should be performed at least once a month.
Know what to look out for
- Lumps and knots
- Significant changes in breast size
- Nipple changes such as discharge, ulcers, and crusting
- Dimples, ridges and texture changes
- Pain, redness, swelling, and rashes
If you notice any of these changes please see a medical professional.
Living a well-balanced lifestyle is key to maintaining good breast health. This means eating healthy, exercising regularly (even if it’s light exercises) and using all natural products free from pesticides and other hormone disruptors.
With your support we can reach our goal to completely sell out of our Pink Power Pads and donate to breast cancer research.