As we have a very high number of women that purchase our products ME&MY has decided to start the Breast Check + Treatment Day Initiative.
Whilst men can and do get breast cancer we believe that as a company with a predominantly female clientele that it’s important for us to reinforce the message about early detection of breast cancer for women which we hope flows onto men as well.
And what better time to make sure you check your breasts monthly than whilst in the shower waiting for your hair treatment to work it’s magic!
So, January 2017 will see the first of our social media campaign that will re-occur on the 28th of every month to remind all our followers to check their breasts AND treat their hair to a little TLC – just in case they forget.
Breast check guidelines provided by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (nationalbreastcancer.org) are:
1) In the Shower
(This is the one we recommend will be easiest while waiting for ME&MY Coco Fusion to nourish and protect your hair)
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.
2) In Front of a Mirror
(This is the one we recommend if using ME&MY Power Shot Energy Treatment at the same time)
Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.
Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women’s breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.
3) Lying Down
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.