October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, how it can be prevented, and showing support for anyone who has been affected by breast cancer.
We know from messages, emails and comments that this is a cause very close to a lot of our customers' hearts, and a primary reason that a lot of people look for a natural deodorant alternative. So, let’s take some time to learn why checking your breasts is so important, how it’s done, and have a quick peek at a Pinktober event Fussy dropped by this month.
Becoming Breast Aware
Becoming familiar with your own breasts and how they feel is an important part in breast cancer prevention. If you know what your breasts feel like throughout the month, then you’re more likely to quickly spot when something is not as it should be.
Your breasts change throughout the month as you move through your menstrual cycle. For example, some women find their breasts more tender and lumpy around their period. This is important to know, so that you're aware of what's normal for you and your breasts.
How To Check Your Breasts
The easiest way to do this is using the pads of your three middle fingers. Press down with varying pressure all the way around your breasts, in each armpit and up to your collarbone. This is usually easiest done in the shower, and can be done once a month. CoppaFeel has a free reminder service that’s super useful.
You should also get used to how your breasts look in the mirror, and keep an eye out for any visual changes.
What Are You Looking For?
In general, you’re looking for any changes in your breasts from how they normally look and feel. Breast cancer can have a variety of symptoms, so check out the diagram below from Breast Cancer Now for some helpful things to keep an eye out for.
Remember that, although rare, men can get breast cancer too, so keep an eye on your chest area for any unusual changes and when in doubt for everyone, get checked out by a doctor!
Fussy and Pinktober
In light of Pinktober, the hotel is fundraising for breast cancer charities. To help encourage more donations and awareness, SAUCE hosted an influencer event which Fussy were lucky enough to attend and donate to the goodie bags.
We also got the chance to chat to influencers, many of whom had been personally affected by breast cancer. It was a really intimate event for influencers to learn more about identifying early signs of breast cancer, along with receiving pamper treatments and sipping on some fab pink drinks!
So, no matter what time of year it is, remember it’s super important to be breast aware, and give yourself those regular checks.