Ladies! all of us love our boobs right?? We have that perfect bra and all to keep it pumped up and out there for everyone to see and admire. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we hate them (busty girls, we see you!) But, one thing we can all agree on is, we would not want to see them come to harm.
Breast cancer sounds so scary to a lot of women but the good news is that, there are ways to reduce your risk of getting it. You can also detect it early enough to be able to start treating it.
If you’re a guy reading this and you’re happily nudging your female colleagues to look at this, please, this is for you too because men are susceptible too. It’s rare but it’s there.
Relax On The Bottle Popping
Yeah yeah we know you’re the life of the party and you love to shake things up every chance you get. Slow down! Taking in too much alcohol can increase your chances of getting breast cancer.
Before you even ask, no! there isn’t any special exercise for boobs. Turns out that estrogen, that hormone responsible for typical female sexual characteristics, can actually stimulate cell overgrowth and cancer, so yes, when you’re overweight, guess what? usually, after menopause,most of the estrogen comes from fat tissue, so the more fat in your body means more estrogen which also means a higher risk of getting breast cancer too.
Find Out Your Family History
So there’s something called BRCA1 and BRCA2 which are genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of a cell’s genetic material. When either of these genes are mutated, or altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired properly. This ‘condition’ is usually inherited which is why you need to find out if any of your close relatives has had breast cancer, that way, you can find out if you have any of these mutated genes.
Examine dem boobies
The National Cancer Institute says that it’s important to be familiar with how your breasts are. So do that breast exam because well, who knows your boobs better than you?
You can get him to do it as well. it’s very necessary. The best time to do these self-exams, is whenever your breasts are not swollen or tender ( that is if your girls get that way when you’re in your period.)
Relax on the Birth Control Pills
Take a break from the postinors and the Lydias!! Taking oral contraceptives is one risk factor for developing breast cancer so try the others; condoms, condoms, condoms.
The pizzas and domedo (pork) are tasty but charley! we need to take a break. Eat some vegetables, throw in some fruits. Don’t do it just once and say you’re good! Make it a habit! You want him to have something to keep squeezing on right??
Go For A Clinical Breast Exam
According to the American Cancer Society, if you’re in your 20s, it’s advisable to get it done once every 3 years. It’d help you get to know your breasts better and also let you detect signs of breast cancer really early so you can treat it.
If you’re a mother or soon to be mother, breastfeeding really does lower your risk of getting breast cancer. It’s healthy for your child too so stop worrying about your boobs sagging and let your baby feed!
Trust, that these preventive measures are the surest ways to keep your boobs healthy and free from cancer.