Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Like a good bra, we're here to support YOU!

Here at Boobie Wednesday, our mission is quite simple. We want to help spread breast cancer awareness to as many people as we can reach! It's been proven time and again, that early detection is our best defense against breast cancer, which is why we choose to advocate self exams and breast health!

We also acknowledge that we have such a fantastic following at @boobiewed and we appreciate everyone of you! We would LOVE to help network a huge support group for YOU, our followers.

We are reaching out today toward our fighters & survivors! Are you or do you know someone who's currently fighting breast cancer? Are you or do you know a survivor? Ever wish you had someone who's "been there, done that" to talk to, cry with, or laugh with? Sometimes, it's just a simple direct message on twitter, a text, an email, phone call or personal card that makes the hugest difference in someone's day. Just knowing that there is somewhere out there who "gets it" and is not afraid to walk with them, makes the unbearable journey seem more bearable.

We would love to help build a support network such as that for you!!!
There are 2 ways to make this list.
*comment on this post with your twitter name and/or email addie and let us know if you are a fighter or survivor.
*send out a tweet simply stating #FightingBreastCancer or #SurvivingBreastCancer. If tweeting, please remember to include #boobiewed so we can easily find your tweets. We'll add you to our list.

It's that simple.

We also want to acknowledge that there are those who are open to supporting our fighters & survivors. Maybe they haven't been through the fight personally, but have a loved one whom they've supported. We'd love to list you, too! Drop a comment or throw a #SupportingaBCFighter or #SupportingaBCSurvivor tweet out there. Please don't forget to tag #boobiewed as well.

Thank you to all of our supporters! We couldn't do this without you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Long time no post. 8 signs of breast cancer.

Sorry for the long delay everyone. Our boobie Wednesday family is getting ready to expand as @Honey_is _evil only has maybe days left before her Boobie Wednesday baby comes. Shes usually the genius who updates this blog but docs orders has her taking it easy right now.

Now the 8 signs of Breast cancer..

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle.
A mass or lump, which may feel as small as a pea.
A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast.
A blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple.
A change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed).
Redness of the skin on the breast or nipple.
An area that is distinctly different from any other area on either breast.
A marble-like hardened area under the skin.

We always ask men and women to check themselves monthly and we use #boobiewed to remind you weekly so you dont forget, but we can only do so much. You have the message, But only you can check yourself and spread the word to those you love.