P&G’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign & Giveaway #PGBestDefense

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Procter & Gamble and SheSpeaks for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

On October 3rd of this year, I celebrated my 50th birthday. This month also serves as a reminder for me to schedule my annual mammogram appointment. The P&G Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to not only educate women, but also the men in their lives, about the importance of early detection.

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 I was surprised to learn that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Although, thankfully, I’ve not been affected personally, I do have loved ones that have fought and by the grace of God, survived breast cancer. My aunt and cousin (her daughter) have both had mastectomies and are completely cancer free 20 and 35 years later. My dear mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, but was fortunate enough to go through having just a lumpectomy and radiation treatments. I’m very blessed to still have them in my life.

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At approximately age 40, it’s so important to have an initial mammogram and schedule them annually thereafter. You should also start routine breast self-exams at around age 20, which can help you to detect any unusual lumps, swelling or skin irritation. By following an Early Detection Plan, you’ll increase your chances of detecting breast cancer in its early stages, which gives you the best chance of survival.

Being from both Caucasian and Latina backgrounds, I found these statistics rather shocking:  While breast cancer rates are lower among non-Caucasian women, death rates are higher among African American and Latina women. In fact, every hour and a half a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States.

You can visit the P&G Everyday website to get more breast cancer information, as well as, on their Facebook and Twitter social media sites.

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Comments

  1. I donate to breast cancer research

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I collect lids and I do self exams!

  3. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I always do self exams for early prevention.

  4. I tweet and post to my Facebook timeline every 1st of the month to all my friends “It’s the 1st of the month ladies time to check you TA TAS early detection is the key to survival!” Dau & I walk to raise money, and I donate to the cause.

  5. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I get an annual mammogram

  6. i participate in annual breast cancer awareness races and I go to the doctors for a regular physical including breast exam.

  7. Happy belated birthday! I have had relatives with cancer in my family, and remind those to get screenings. Better to find out early than too late.

  8. i always do self exams

  9. I participate by early detection self-exams…and any chance I get I not only wear pink throughout the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness, but I attempt to also donate money whenever I can.

  10. I do a monthly self-exam and follow up with my doctor if there is anything out of the ordinary.

  11. Jill A. Collins says:

    I support our local fundraisers for breast cancer.

  12. I do regular self exams.

  13. Dawn Monroe says:

    We participate in the run for a cause and I tell my girls that because of family history get checked early and often.

  14. Phylicia Phillips says:

    Self exams and wear pink ribbons

  15. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I like to remind my friends to do self checks!

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  16. purchase ribbons and support the run for a cause, do self checks

  17. I do self exams

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