J’adore Intimates is supporting breast cancer research this October! For every bra sold, J’adore will donate $1 toward breast cancer research in Ontario.
The effects of breast cancer are far reaching and although we should be vigilant and informed all year round, October is a good time to remind ourselves the importance of self examination and early detection. Awareness of your own body is key as well as knowing what to look for. Everyone should know how their breasts look and feel and report any changes they experience to a health care provider.
When doing a self examination, you’re looking for any changes to the size and shape of your breasts or any pain, swelling in the breast or armpit. A good way to check is to take your three middle fingers and move in circular motion from the outside of the breast to the nipple covering the entire breast and armpit area. Don’t forget to take a look at your breasts, perhaps in a mirror and take note of anything like nipple changes or discharge, redness, dimpling or lumps/thickening on the skin.
Changes in your breasts are not always cancer but knowing your body and discussing any changes with your health care provider are important to maintaining your health.
When you purchase a bra in October, receive a pink ribbon to show your support!