National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to Education, Awareness and Empowerment.
SkinMD is celebrating breast cancer awareness month by contributing 10% of the proceeds from October Therapeutic Facial Treatments to the Swedish Hospital Breast Cancer Program Fund.
Did you know?
- There are now 2.5 million survivors living in the U.S.
- These are daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers who now have a chance to enjoy productive lives.
- Thanks to millions of dollars on increased donations, gift and grants spent on treatment and prevention of breast cancer, many more survivors will enjoy the benefits of “Pink October.”
SGK Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations:1. Know your risk
2. Get screened
- Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
- Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer
3. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes:
- Ask your health care provider which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk
- Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
- Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40
4. Make healthy lifestyle choices
- Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- Change in the size or shape of the breast
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
- Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
- Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
- New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Add exercise into your routine
- Limit alcohol intake
- Limit postmenopausal hormone use
- Breastfeed, if you can
So pick a date to come in to SkinMD for a Therapeutic Facial Treatment this October and feel good about your skin health, plus feel great about contributing to breast cancer education and treatment!