Talk the Talk: Teach Yourself and Others About Breast Health

This action plan takes you through all the crucial steps necessary to bring yourself and others up to speed on breast health, from having “The Talk” and getting tested to learning about breast cancer from those who have lived through the experience.

Talk the Talk: Teach Yourself and Others About Breast Health

Breast Cancer Awareness month in October has become a worldwide phenomenon, holding many meanings for different kinds of people. But, at its core, it’s about getting women to talk – not just about breast cancer, but also about breast health in general. The best way to celebrate this year is by starting a conversation of your own.

As with any sensitive area of the human body, it can be difficult (and awkward) to talk about breast health, especially with a younger person. But staying informed is the best way to prevent issues from arising (or knowing how to address them when they do). And, more often than not, breast education begins among family members and friends at home.

This action plan takes you through all the crucial steps necessary to bring yourself and others up to speed on breast health, from having “The Talk” and getting tested to learning about breast cancer from those who have lived through the experience.

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Become an expert on yourself

In a survey, one out of three women say they’re more likely to examine their bra than their breasts. We can all do better than that. Having a familiarity with your breasts – including their color, shape, and level of tenderness – will help you to pick up on any abnormalities should they develop. In addition, you should encourage your friends and family members to learn about the anatomy and biological functions of breasts. These important body parts aren’t just decorations – good breast health begins with realizing that breasts are miraculous organs!

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