Guess what y’all? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 🎗️
Did you know that in 2020, 2.3 million woman were diagnosed with breast cancer? And sadly, 685,000 of these people died?
Although it’s a sad truth, breast cancer (really, all cancers) are one of the deadliest medical conditions in the world. Two of my relatives had it (though thank God they are both survivors.) And cancer doesn’t discriminate based on your age, gender or ethnicity. So how can we be prepared and protect ourselves from breast cancer?
Keep reading to find out!
- Go to the doctor once a year (at least!) 🎗️
Calling all boys and girls, men and women! Everyone! Make sure that you take the time to go to the doctor at least once per year. If you feel any lumps anywhere on your body, especially in or near your chest, tell your parents and get yourself checked out. Although it might be scary, it’s better to get diagnosed before it’s too late and the cancer is more developed. Even if you are healthy, get checked out. It’s better to be save than sorry.
2. Eat healthy. 🎗️
One of the best things that we can do for our bodies is to make sure that we have a healthy diet. It not only can help prevent cancer, but also a long list of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. So eat some vegetables and fruit. Just a little every day! Your body will appreciate it when you do.
3. Don’t smoke! 🎗️
Please. Please don’t smoke. It is getting more and more common for teenagers to smoke, or vape. But, even though I’ve never smoked in my life (and don’t intend to), I want to explain to you right now that it isn’t worth it. Talk to someone who you can confide in about what you are going through. Don’t destroy your body, and love yourself!
Remember, try to live a healthy lifestyle, go to the doctor frequency, and take care of both your mind and body: keep yourself healthy!
Again, cancer doesn’t discriminate!
Have an amazing day, everyone! 🎗️