If you need another reason to show off that cute bralette, here it is.
Fashion trend meets advocacy this October when we’re asking you to #BareYourBralette on social media.
Trending fashion statement? Yes.
Conversation starter? Absolutely.
And to add to that conversation, Buckle will contribute $1 for every bralette* purchased in the month of October to the American Cancer Society®.
But the real discussion on Breast Cancer Awareness starts with all of us.
Together with our partners at the American Cancer Society®, we’re sharing a few applicable tips about breast cancer prevention and early detection.
And that begins with knowing your own risk for developing breast cancer. For most of us, the chances of having breast cancer in our lifetime is 1 in 8, but the reality is that we all know someone who has dealt with breast cancer – be it ourselves, our Mom, our Grandma, our Aunt or family friend.
Is breast cancer preventable? There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer as many risk factors are beyond our control, but lifestyle does play a role in reducing risk for breast cancer. The American Cancer Society® has recommendations for some straightforward actions we can do to reduce our risk for developing breast cancer. They including:
- Being physically active
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol
Learn more about prevention, here.
“Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.”
– American Cancer Society®
And as many cancer risk factors are out of our control, early detection is key.
- Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread to other parts of the body, may be easier to treat.
- Getting regular screening tests (mammograms) is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early.
- While screenings are the recommended method for detecting breast cancer, all women should still be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel, and report any changes to a health care provider right away.
The American Cancer Society’s guidelines for women with an average risk for breast cancer state that starting at age 40, women have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year. Between the ages of 45-54, women should get a mammogram every year. To learn more about screening guidelines for all ages, go here.
Women with a family history of breast cancer and/or with other certain factors may have a higher risk for developing breast cancer. These women should talk to a health care professional about their risk factors and the best screening plan for them.
This October, let’s shed light on real awareness.
#BareYourBralette on social media and start a conversation about breast cancer prevention and early detection.
Please visit cancer.org/breastcancer for more information.
Medical information used with permission from the American Cancer Society®.
*The American Cancer Society® does not endorse any product or service.