Worldwide Breast Cancer is a global health charity focused on early detection. We design educational tools, apps and campaigns that teach a diverse population about breast cancer symptoms and detection options. Overcoming fear, taboo and literacy barriers, our friendly approach to communication impacts lives around the world.
In 2017, we have educated an estimated 200 million people. Today, you are one of them.
I hope these next 4 images help save your life.
Do you know the 12 Signs of Breast Cancer?
While a lump is the most common sign of breast cancer, some symptoms can be seen rather than felt. Either way, a mammogram can detect a lump long before it can be felt. Know yourself and keep your regular mammogram appointments.
For a description of each of the symptoms, go here.
Do you know what a cancerous lump feels like?
Think of a self-exam as a casual way to know what is normal for you. Best time to check is a few days after your period ends when things are most normal. A cancerous lump feels different from a normal lump: it's often hard and immovable and can be any shape or size (like a lump or a thick mass).
Do you know when to get a mammogram?
Whether you are investigating a symptom or going for routine screening it's good to know what to expect. If something concerns you and you're wanting an answer, the only way to verify cancer is to see the cells, such as through a biopsy.
Are you normal or high risk?
Knowing this helps you understand how often you need to be screened.
Print and use this as a conversation starter next time you are at the doctor.
Should this life-saving message reach more people?
Donate and the #KnowYourLemons campaign will be in more languages so we can save more lives.
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