October is the month designated to promoting breast cancer health, mammograms, research and pink ribbons.
Getting regular screening tests increases the chances that if you do develop breast cancer it will be found early when it’s most treatable. Self breast exams are a good way to become familiar with the way your breasts normally look and feel, so in between our yearly mammograms, if there are any changes, you will know the early warning signs: lump, hard knot or thickening; swelling, warmth, redness or darkening; change in the size or shape of the breast; nipple discharge. Be aware of your body and its changes. Become involved with issues of national importance in the fight against breast cancer.
Since cancer has hit my family four times in the last ten years, two of them breast cancer (both survivors because of early detection!), I made a promise to donate 10% of the sales of my art to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Milwaukee affiliate. I show my support by wearing a pink ribbon pin and hand painting a pink ribbon silk scarf. http://bonnielynnsart.com/OceanColorsSilkScarves.html