My Breast Friend Kit- A Proactive Self Care Empowering Technique
According the American Cancer Society, “The most common symptom of Breast Cancer is a new lump or mass.”
Despite increased use of screening mammography, a large percentage of breast cancers are detected by women themselves. (1)
· Approximately 50% of cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and 71% of cases of breast cancer in women younger than 50 years are detected by women themselves. (2)
Despite this information, most women are in denial about feeling their breasts for potential lumps. Most don’t know what to feel for and others just don’t want to go there.
· Even if you are getting yearly Mammograms, there are still 364 days of the year in which changes can occur. A significant number of women are present with palpable breast cancer even with a normal mammogram within 1 year. (3)
· According to the American Cancer Society, “women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health care provider right away”.
So … if finding a lump is so important and finding it through touch is so effective, then it only makes sense that the better you are at it, the higher the chances are that you will find your lump sooner than later and smaller than bigger.
Is there a method that helps you to perform a better Breast Self-Exam and increase your chances to find your lump?
The MammaCare Method®, which is the recognized standard for performing and teaching clinical and personal breast examination and has trained 1,000’s of doctors around the globe for over 30 years.
The Mammacare Method® was developed at the University of Florida with grants from the National Cancer Institute.
There are two critical components to this method. Only when you combine both, can you expect to achieve the most effective Breast Self-Exam. The two components are:
1. Your fingers must be taught what to feel for, what a suspicious lump might feel like. This can only be accomplished by palpating a tactually accurate breast model. It cannot be done by watching a video or reading a pamphlet.
2. The educated fingers must then be brought into contact with ALL of the breast tissue where an unhealthy lump might reside.
Would you rather find a lump the size of a ping-pong ball or the size of a pea?
Introducing My Breast Friend™
The My Breast Friend™ training kit (with the support of Mammacare®) is NOW available to YOU. This is a significant breakthrough for personal self-care.
This is one way in which you can be Proactive, Protective and PRO-YOU!
Click here to visit My Breast Friend™ website and learn more.
Please remember to practice self-care for yourself during your healing journey. Learning how to properly do a self-breast massage can be a potential life saver!
(1) Journal of Women’s Health, Self Detection Remains a key Method of Breast Cancer Detection for U.S. Women. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21675875
(2) Practice Bulletin No 179 of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women
(3) Am J. Surg 2010 Dec;200(6):712-7. Haakinson DJ, Stucky CC, Dueck AC, Gray RJ, Wasif N, Apsey HA, Pockaj B.g 2010 Dec;200(6): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21146009