Feel it on the First
October serves as a reminder for women to be screened in the hope that by doing so, early detection will lead to more positive outcomes in the fight against breast cancer.
Why is this important?
Feel it on the First is a reminder for all women to check their breasts on the first day every month, where you have the power to potentially save your own life.
When donating goods the number one rule of thumb is – If you wouldn’t give it to your own family and friends – then it wont be much use for resIn the lead up to October, I would like to offer a timely reminder to all women about checking their breasts. In Australia 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. This places breast cancer as the second most common cancer in women, aside from skin cancer. Modern medicine offers a fantastic chance of a cure if the condition is caught early. In medical terms long term survival rates are now approaching 94%.
The responsibility remains with the individual to do what they can to pick up changes in the breast as early as possible - through self examination.ale or donation purposes. The best things to donate are things that you would be happy to keep using yourself but just don't need anymore. Every charity store is different so make sure you call ahead and ask which Items they can accept and are most in need of at the current time. It’s also important to deliver your donation during opening hours and don’t leave the goods outside where they can get damaged or damp.
OVERALL, IT IS A 5-10 MINUTE TIME INVESTMENT ONCE A MONTH FOR SOMETHING THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.
There are many ways to examine your own breast with the core principle of doing it regularly and identically at the start of the cycle. Ideally, keep the same time, same date, and same place every month in the shower.
Remember, a majority of breast lumps are typically caused by other, benign conditions, such as hormonal changes and injured tissue. If you do notice any changes, it’s best to consult your doctor.
Feel it on the First was started by Nalie Agustin, who was just 24 when she received a stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis. After 3 years in remission, she is now living with metastatic breast cancer. Nalie lives and thrives with an incurable cancer, something she never thought would happen to her.
Nalie empowers and supports other women as an author, speaker & wellness advocate.
Among inspiring stories, there are so many great resources out there for you to learn from. We hope you join #feelitonthefirst and encourage others to do so too.