Saturday, February 25, 2012

I recently read a post called Protecting Your Boobs! and I wanted to share the information.  The post is about breast cancer and has some prevention tips.  My step-mother died a couple years ago from her battle with breast cancer.  We all think we are invincible – we aren’t.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women.  It is estimated that an average of 445 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every WEEK in Canada alone.  Sadly 100 Canadian women die of breast cancer each week.  Although one in nine women are expected to develop breast cancer by the time she is 90, there is cause to be optimistic.  Because of advances in treatment, support through donations, and improved screening, the incidence of breast cancer has stabilized and the death rate has fallen by more than 30%.

A huge advantage in the fight for survival from breast cancer is early detection.  Be aware of your breasts.  Do examinations regularly so you know what your breasts feel like and can detect any changes.  Breast cancer is also not restricted to women, approximately 180 men are diagnosed annually.

Some changes to be aware of are the following:
  • Changes to the size or shape of one or both breasts.
  • Unusual, persistent pain the breast or armpit area.
  • Swelling under the armpit or below the collarbone.
  • Nipple changes including the shape, position, being pulled inward, or discharge
  • Redness, irritation, rash, or scaly skin
  • Consistency like lumps, thickening, dimpling, or puckering
If you are not sure about a change, check again after your next period or in a few weeks if you are not menstruating.  If you are still uncertain, contact your doctor.

There are many options available to donate for the cure.  A list is maintained on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s website.

Take Care,  D


Resources:
Protecting your Boobs
 http://jenandjoeygogreen.blogspot.com/2011/10/protecting-your-boobs.html

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
http://www.cbcf.org/

Disclosure:  I am not a health professional and all information expressed is either based on my non-expert opinion or the above mentioned resources.  Please see a real health professional if you have any concerns.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hey Everyone!
Today I’m over at BunkZunk’s zlog doing a featured post on The Learning Game.  Come on over and check it out!

You should stop by their main site since they have some amazing printables for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents!

See you over at BunkZunk!

Take Care, D

I was not compensated by bunkzunk.com or anyone else in any way for creating this post.  Any similarity to any other games is purely coincidental as this was my personal creation.  There are no guarantees that this game will influence or inspire any children in any way; it is simply what works for my family.

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