October 11, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown
Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you:

1. Know your risk.
-Talk to your family to learn about your family health history.
-Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer.

2. Get screened.
-Ask your health care provider which screening tests are right for you if you are at a 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 three years starting at 20, and every year starting at 40.

3. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider right away if you notice any of these breast changes.
-Lump, hard knot or thickening
-Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
-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

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices.
-Maintain a healthy weight.
-Add exercise into your routine.
-Limit your alcohol intake.

Edie Falco

Olivia Newton John

Christina Applegate

Kylie Minogue

Sheryl Crow

Cynthia Nixon

Jaclyn Smith

Melissa Etheridge

Suzanne Somers

Maura Tierney

Feel those boobies, ladies.


TLF said...

Love this post!
Those cupcakes are soooo cute!!

Beth said...

love this post! :)

Lou said...

WELL SAID! I think this is a great post - this is something that affects every woman... Lou x

Shelley said...

Thanks for this post! A lot of women think it would never happen to them but nobody is safe from it. My aunt just passed away from a 6 year battle with cancer that started out as breast cancer.

A Real Housewife said...

great post! i didn't know cynthia nixon is a breast cancer survivor. all such brave women!

Mama said...

Great post!

Hope you're enjoying your new job. :)

Macey said...

I didn't know that some of those ladies had breast cancer!

Natalie said...

Love. As you know, this cause is even more close to me now. I can't see a damn pink ribbon without breaking down in tears.

Everyone should go feel themselves up. Take care of your girls.

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

The. Most. Fun. Post. On Breast Cancer Awareness month. Love ya, lady!

Nikosmommy said...

Wow, so many famous ladies have suffered with this disease!! Glad to see that they are strong survivors....great post!

Ed said...

This month only, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I'm offering Free Breast Exams.

Step right this way ladies.

I'll even warm up my hands first.

Tina L. Hook said...

I have pretty much put my hubs in charge of feeling the boobies. He is a dr and assures me he is certified for these kinds of things.

Salt said...

Love this. :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I lost my Auntie four years ago and I pray all the time that we can beat this monster!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Love this post! We just found out my sister-in-laws breast cancer is back and now she has to start chemo before the holidays, merry f-in christmas. Thank you for posting this!

hello said...

I didn't know cynthia nixon is a breast cancer survivor. all such brave women write comments!